SQL SERVER – FIX : Error 3154: The backup set holds a backup of a database other than the existing database – SSMS

This is a follow up of the blog post I have posted on error 3154 few years ago. I have received quite a few emails that how we can fix the same error with the help of SQL Server Management Studio. In this blog post, I will explain how we can…
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SQL SERVER – FIX – ERROR : Msg 3201, Level 16 Cannot open backup device . Operating system error 5(Access is denied.)

Recently I formatted my computer and installed fresh SQL Server in it. I installed the AdventureWorks database in my database. Once done, I wanted to run few test scripts on my database. Just like every DBA, I decided to take backup of my database – this way I can restore it back to attain an original database state. As soon as I ran the backup command I ended up with the following error. This error is due to a permissions issue on the local disk and user account which is running SQL Server. In this blog post we will talk about the operating system error.

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SQLAuthority News – Storage and SQL Server Capacity Planning and configuration – SharePoint Server 2010

Just a day ago, I was asked how do you plan SQL Server Storage Capacity. Here is the excellent article published by Microsoft regarding SQL Server capacity planning for SharePoint 2010. This article touches all the vital areas of this subject. Here are the bullet points for the same. Gather…
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