SQL Server on Linux? Start on Azure

I’ve talked for months now about the ability to run SQL Server on the Linux platform. For those of you interested in exploring the benefits of this platform, you’re in luck! Microsoft has pre-built images ready to go on the Azure cloud, running SQL Server...

SQL Server on Linux Series: Expanding LVM Drives

Next in our SQL Server on Linux series is one important question. On Windows, if you’re about to run out of space, you get your VM admin / storage admin to expand one or more of your drives, and you go to Disk Management and expand the drive with no downtime....

PASS Linux for the SQL Server DBA Webinar – Dec 13

Join me for a session on Linux administration for the SQL Server DBA as part of the PASS SQL Server on Linux webinar series marathon on December 13th! Times are certainly changing with Microsoft’s recent announcement to adopt the Linux operating system with the SQL...

SQL Server on Linux Series: Backing up over the network

One of the challenges with any SQL Server business continuity strategy is backing up your databases and logs on a frequent basis. With Windows, we’ve known how to accomplish this for years. But, with SQL Server on Linux, you can accomplish the same task with...

SQL Server on Linux Series: Moving TempDB

In the last blog post, we added additional drives to the SQL Server machine so that we can scale out our storage workload. Let’s move the tempdb objects to one of these new drives! By default, our tempdb files are in the system database folder at...

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