Monitor Microsoft SQL Server, databases and performance with Zabbix, PowerShell, Performance Counters and WMI. Keep SQL Server and databases in top shape and performance up! In this post I show you how you can use Zabbix to monitor those important aspects for database administrators (DBA).
Out of the box, Umbraco is a well built and pretty fast content management system. However, it is still important you perform some steps to further optimize Umbraco’s performance and loading speed. Here on Sysadmins of the North, I wrote about “11+ tips to optimize Umbraco CMS” earlier, and in this post I write about implementing them. On a just installed and running website.
This PowerShell solution blocks IP addresses that are trying to brute force your SQL Server logins, by blocking IP addresses in Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security, using PowerShell. You can use this to create your own solution to block offending IP addresses in SQL Server’s firewall.
In this article I’ll show you how to force a failover in SQL Server 2017+, in an SQL Server Database Mirroring configuration. This can only be initiated from the principal SQL Server server, and the mirrored database must be synchronized (that is, when the database is in the SYNCHRONIZED state).
This article provides you with a couple of ASP.NET to SQL Server connectionstring examples for ODBC and OLE DB. And as a bonus for ASP to SQL Server, MySQL, and SSL encrypted connections too.
Compressed SQL Server backups can be verified in PowerShell using a handy PowerShell function. This comes in handy when you need to verify if existing SQL Server backups are compressed.
In this article I’ll show you how to install the Microsoft SQL Server Driver for PHP 7+. This makes the use of an SQL Server database back-end for your PHP website easy. This post walks you through the steps necessary to install the SQL Server driver and SQLSRV extension for PHP 7+, on Windows Server IIS of course.
An unofficial build chart lists all of the known SQL Server Service Packs (SP), Cumulative Updates (CU), patches, hotfixes and other builds, including builds of MS SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005, 2000, 7.0, 6.5 and 6.0 that have been released.
Prepare your Umbraco website for high performance web garden or web farm and load balancing environments: Store your sessions out-of-process (OutProc). As opposed to the default in-process (inProc) sessions, where sessions are saved in the worker process. Create a high performing, fast loading Umbraco website.
Connect to SQL Server Compacy (SqlCe) database with ASP. Here is how to install the Microsoft.SQLSERVER.CE.OLEDB.4.0 Provider and use classic ASP to connect to an SqlCe (SQL Server Compact) database sdf file, as a Microsoft Access database replacement. For Windows Server IIS. SQL Server Compact (SqlCe), the embedded database engine, is the default database for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and WebMatrix 3. This means, it’s recommended to use SqlCe over Access nowadays.