In the article, we will learn how to use the ‘iotop’ and ‘iostat’ commands with various configuration options.
Each database in SQL Server contains at least two files i.e. Data file (*.mdf) and log file (*.ldf). These database files have a logical name and the physical file name. Below we can view the simple architecture of a database in SQL Server.
SQL Server 2017 and SQL Server 2019 supports both the Linux operating system. As part of performance troubleshooting or monitoring resources in Windows system, we need to check certain things like disk space, CPU or Memory consumption, check running processes, uptime etc. We can get the information, on a windows based SQL server, from the task manager.
Until now, we learned to install and configure SQL Server 2019 using the Docker container. In this article, we will directly install SQL Server on the Ubuntu Linux and explore more on this.
In my previous articles, we installed SQL Server 2019 on the windows environment (vs Linux / Ubuntu). We also explored some of the important enhancements in SQL Server 2019
In the first article of the series on SQL Server 2019 and Ubuntu, we prepared the virtual machine environment and installed Ubuntu 18.10 in it. In this part of the article, we will install the latest SQL Server 2019 Preview CTP 2.1.Read more »
In the previous articles of this series on using SQL Server 2019 on Ubuntu, we have explored the followingRead more »
In most cases, an organization can either use the existing out-of-the-box database replication features offered by their database software provider or invest in custom solutions to execute and manage database replication processes. The latter option sometimes allows greater flexibility to create data replicas across multiple types on multiple platforms.Read more »
This article is an in-depth guide on how PowerShell can be used to maintain and manage SQL backup on Linux and Windows machines.
Here’s an outline of what this article is all about:
- Technical specifications
- How to load SQL Server modules on Windows machine
- Security – Credential Management
- The objectives of Backup and Restore
- Library Linkage
- How SQL Server 2017 backup feature is used on Linux
- And more …
Configuration of any system plays a vital role in its working efficiently. However, configuring a system needs not necessarily be a daunting task. There are several tools that help with the process.
SQL Server on Linux provides a wide range of options for configuration, management and administration.
- SQL Server Management Studio
Log shipping is a high-availability configuration that perhaps most of us are familiar with. It’s one of the oldest techniques wherein we ship transaction logs from a Primary database to a Secondary database. Log Shipping is still a vital feature used in case of applications that use warm standby for Disaster Recovery. We can see many articles which discuss the process of configuring Log shipping using T-SQL or SSMS.Read more »
With an increasing number of new servers running on Linux, and even a third of Microsoft’s Azure virtual machines running Linux, they have made a choice to bring SQL Server to Linux in order to increase their market share and attract new customers.Read more »
In an attempt decouple systems, we may modularize them. In most cases, we would need to move databases from one server to another—sometimes, even move them from Windows to Linux.Read more »
It was a paradigm shift in December 2016, when Microsoft made their SQL Server database available for Linux; it was the first time in history that Microsoft ever designed SQL Server to run on a non-Windows operating system. SQL Server vNext was released for public preview so the user community could test and deploy SQL Server on a Linux operating system. Microsoft took a major step in diversifying the database technology into the non-windows platform for the first time.Read more »
In the 90s and at the beginning of the 21 century, Linux and Windows were decidedly working at cross purposes
However, starting on 2009, Microsoft started to contribute with code in the Linux Kernel. On 2013, Azure supported Virtual Machines in Ubuntu and later came the support to .NET in Linux, Visual Studio for Linux, PowerShell in Linux, support to monitor Linux server to monitor in SCOM (System Center Operation Manager) and now, the support for SQL Server that is on the previous version when this article was published and it is planned to be released this year (2017). Microsoft is a Platinum member of the Linux Foundation now.Read more »