Just the other day I received an email from a MySQL user who has been struggling to set up his password due to the current policy requirements in MySQL. Let us see how we can identify what is his root cause and how to fix the issue with password security.
SQL SERVER – FIX: Msg 3009, Level 16 – Could not Insert a Backup or Restore History Detail Record in the msdb Database
As most of my blogs, this blog is also an outcome of an interesting engagement with a client. While trying to help one of my clients to recover from a hardware failure, I learned something about a trace flag. Let us learn about backup or restore history.
Question: What is Copy Only Backup in SQL Server?
Answer: This is another interesting question I received the other day. The question was in the image form and I am re-producing the image again here.
SQL SERVER – Error: Timeout (30000 milliseconds) Waiting for the SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) Service to Connect
I have been dealing with a client who observed that SQL services not starting up after a server reboot. When I asked them to check event logs, they found below timeout error.
SQL SERVER – Msg 3168, Level 16 – The Backup of the System Database on the Device Cannot be Restored Because it was Created by a Different Version of the Server
In the recent past, I have written a blog about Ransomware. Here is the link. SQL SERVER – How to Protect Your Database from Ransomware?. In this blog post we are going to discuss about system database.
SQL SERVER – Unable to Restore from URL – The Specified URL Points to a Block Blob. Backup and Restore Operations on Block Blobs are not Permitted
With Microsoft Azure pitching in the market, I am getting few clients who want me to assist them for errors related to Azure as well. As a part of growth, I do learn them and try to help the clients. Let us learn about Block Blobs in this blog post.
SQL SERVER – FIX: Msg 15170, Level 16, This login is the Owner of 1 Job(s). You Must Delete or Reassign these Jobs Before the Login can be Dropped
In our real life, there are lots of dependencies and same is true with SQL Server as well. This blog also talks about inability to drop a login due to a dependency.