Let’s say you want a copy of your database for some reasons. Scenarios might vary. Maybe you want to bring back production DB to another environment.
There are at least three ways I could think to do that with the Azure Portal:
- Copy the Database
- Restore a version of the Database
- Backup / Restore the current Database
Row-Level Security is a great new feature in SQL. It is already available in Azure SQL Database and will be available in SQL Server 2016.
This is Cloud-First for you.
Row-Level Security allows you to forbid a user to see and/or access data they shouldn’t be able to see. Traditionally this is implemented at the application level, for...
In my last blog post, I showed how to author an Azure Runbook to turn VMs up and down.
In order to test it I did put a schedule where at every hour (e.g. 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, etc.) it would start the VMs and at every pass half hour (e.g. 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, etc.).
The thing is that I...
I thought it was time for a post on the quintessential automation task: shutting down VMs & starting them on a schedule.
UPDATE (Nov-27th 2016): this particular task is now available directly in the VM portal (at least the shut down part of it). This article remains interesting to look at a complete example of Azure Automation.
This is a...
You need an Azure Active Directory (AAD) identity to run some of your services: perhaps an Azure Runbook, Azure SQL Database, etc. .
You could create a normal user in Azure Active Directory and use it. If your AAD is synchronized with an on-premise one, it will get more complicated though. You will need to create it on premise and...