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How to backup local SQL database and restore to Azure SQL database

Hi friends, recently I was finding a way on taking backup of local database and restore that database to Azure SQL database. I found that there is new option available to generate the scripts for Microsoft SQL Azure database using Generate Scripts option. Let me walkthrough step by step on how we can take the… Continue reading How to backup local SQL database and restore to Azure SQL database

Development · Performance Tuning

How to collected inventory for SQL Server using Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) tool

Hi friends, We need to collect inventory for database migration as well as platform to set up environment for migration, development and testing. Is there any tool from Microsoft to achieve this scenario? Yes, we have Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool (MAP) for it. From BOL: The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an… Continue reading How to collected inventory for SQL Server using Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) tool

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SQL Server Execution Plan formats

Execution plan helps in knowing how a query gets executed and troubleshooting a query which is performing poor. In SQL Server execution plan can be of 2 types: Estimated Execution plan Actual Execution plan Execution plan can be viewed in 3 different formats: Text format XML format Graphical format We can choose the format on… Continue reading SQL Server Execution Plan formats

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Limitation of In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2016 – Sp_rename not allowed

Hi friends, one more limitation of In-Memory OLTP is SQL Server 2016 is that sp_rename is not allowed to change the name of in-memory OLTP objects. Sp_rename is a system stored procedure which allows to change the name of the user-defined objects like table name, column name, datatype of a column etc. in the current… Continue reading Limitation of In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2016 – Sp_rename not allowed

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Getting started with In Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2016 – Part 1

In Memory OLTP (Hekaton) introduced in SQL Server 2014 is a new database engine component which is optimized for OLTP workloads to achieve the performance by storing data in memory and accessing data from memory. Memory optimized tables can be accessed using Transact –SQL. When memory optimized tables are accessed all data is stored into… Continue reading Getting started with In Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2016 – Part 1

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Limitation of In-Memory OLTP in SQL 2016 – Create Index is not supported

Hi friends, in this blog I will discuss another limitation of In Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2016. Once you create a table you cannot create any index created on memory optimized table using CREATE INDEX statement. So to create indexes you need to create them with column definition of memory optimized table. Let’s create… Continue reading Limitation of In-Memory OLTP in SQL 2016 – Create Index is not supported

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SQL Server – How to retrieve SQL plans from Cache

Hi friends, in this blog post I will tell you how we can retrieve the SQL plan from the cache. In SQL Server there are multiple DMV (Dynamic Management Views) and DMO (Dynamic Management Objects) which can be used to retrieve the information about execution plan. Sys.dm_exec_query_plan is most commonly used DMO which is used… Continue reading SQL Server – How to retrieve SQL plans from Cache