Omri Bahat is a director at SQL Farms in Alexandria, Virginia. Specializing in large database environments, he served as the lead database architect at Symantec and has a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering.
Developers and software vendors use the WITH ENCRYPTION clause to obscure the underlying schema of their products. However, advanced users can still access the code. Here’s a simple do-it-yourself T-SQL algorithm that unlocks encrypted database objects.
My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More