Hack / Protect / Predict – SQL Server (Slides for SQL Saturday Orlando 801)

Hi, I'm excited to share with you that I'll be presenting this Saturday, October 6, 2018, at SQL Saturday Orlando. The most fun SQL Saturday event I've attended. It's going to be my first time announcing this content on SQL Server 2019 (currently ctp 2) and SSMS 18 preview 4. Plus, maybe playing SQL Family Feud.… Continue reading Hack / Protect / Predict – SQL Server (Slides for SQL Saturday Orlando 801)

Hurdles of Encryption – Refresh X from Y

In short, sys.dm_database_encryption_keys allowed to see the encryption state and I found the system was in progress of decrypting the database. The hurdle originated while trying to restore encrypted database backups generated by Prod svr(s) to Dev svr(s). The lower env needed the Prod keys to decrypt the Prod backup files. While trying to restore… Continue reading Hurdles of Encryption – Refresh X from Y

VIDEO: 5 Questions from CIOs to SQL DBAs and Developers

TRANSCRIPT Hi, I’m Hiram and I’m a Database Administrator and Developer. I am recording this video to answer 5 questions I got recently from CIOs. 1. What have you done regarding DB high availability to assist with the implementation of Active/Active solutions? <See video: Answer 1 goes here> 2. Can you deconstruct how you solved… Continue reading VIDEO: 5 Questions from CIOs to SQL DBAs and Developers