Tag Archives: DevOps

More SQL Server Updates

This was a busy week for updates. I finished adding new builds to the build lists for 2017, 2016, and 2014, the first time I’ve done all three platforms on the same day. To be fair, two updates were on the 19th and … Continue reading

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Are You a Traffic Cop?

There’s a joke that a DBA’s favorite word is “no”. I think that was certainly true for the individual from whom I first learned about Oracle and SQL Server administration. He constantly pushed back on developers and management who requested … Continue reading

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Moving Lookup Data with ReadyRoll

I’ve been using ReadyRoll for a small project and wanted to move some lookup data. There are some tables where I want to keep data in sync across environments, so if my build and release pipeline can do this, great. … Continue reading

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No Magical DevOps

I saw this comment in a post a short while back. A reader said “I’m still trying to wrap my head around “devops” as it pertains to database deployment. … how do you deal with those potentially dangerous/destructive changes without … Continue reading

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Live on Channel 9 with ReadyRoll

I was interviewed in Redmond a couple months ago and the video was just published. I show and demo some database migration work with ReadyRoll in this video: https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Visual-Studio-Toolbox/Database-DevOps-with-RedGate-ReadyRoll/player

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Automating SQL Clone Creation with PoSh

I think SQL Clone is one of the game changing products from Redgate. This product really fits into a DevOps mindset, allowing me to quickly and easily build (and rebuild) a dev database. While the agent web pages make this … Continue reading

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We Need DevOps for Performance

I read this nice piece on CosmosDB and setting performance levels. It covers how you set some level of performance for Request Units (RU) and CosmosDB handles the rest. Great, right? Set the level of performance you need and that gets handled. The … Continue reading

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Off to DevOps East

The travel countdown is down to 2 trips this year. The second to the last is this week, as I’m off to DevOps East, a conference in Orlando, FL that tries to bring together lots of DevOps experts and advocates … Continue reading

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DevOps Basics – Ignoring Files in Git

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This is also a part of a basic series on git and how to use it. One of the … Continue reading

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All Day DevOps Slides

The conference will upload the slides to Slide Share at some point, but if you want to get them now, here are the slides from my talk: Including Database in DevOps – AllDayDevOps.pptx If you  have questions, drop a note … Continue reading

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