Along with long term performance tuning engagement, I also provide quick consult (On Demand) to assist with any short-term issue, which might get fixed by talking to an expert. Some of the questions are very good and I get to learn something. This blog is the result of one such conversation like Case of Different Default Collation on Two Servers.
I have been using Microsoft Azure, SQL Virtual Machine (IaaS) for quite some time because few of my clients ask questions about them. My clients generally use images from gallery to deploy SQL Server. Once they realized that they want to change the SQL Server collation instance. I was contacted to know the steps to do that. I learned something new so sharing via the blog.
Caution: Rebuild of system databases is as good as the fresh installation of SQL Server. YOU WOULD LOSE ALL EXISTING INFORMATION so please backup the stuff, if needed.
SQL SERVER – Storing Data in Hindi, Chinese, Gujarati and Tamil (or any other) Language in the Same Table
In my recent Office Hours, I received a question on how to determine the case sensitivity of the database. Let us learn about how we can Detecting Database Case Sensitive Property using fn_helpcollations().