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Stéphane Savorgnano

How to install MABS (Microsoft Azure Backup Server) and use it to protect on-premise virtual machines

By | Cloud, Database Administration & Monitoring, SQL Server | No Comments

During my last blog-posts I tested the MARS (Microsoft Azure Recovery Service) through Windows Admin Center and how to use Azure Backup to recover files/folders or System State for protected servers. To continue my Azure protection possibilities overview I will today installed a MABS on one of my virtual on-premise server and uses it to protect my others virtual on-premises servers. To do so you go to your Azure Recovery Services vault. A vault is…

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Stéphane Savorgnano

Recover data from Azure backup

By | Operation systems, Security, Technology Survey | No Comments

During my last blog-post I experienced to use Azure backup to protect an on-premise Windows server. To recover data from Azure backup we need to use the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services console (MARS). This service and its management console have been installed during the setup of the Azure backup in the Windows Admin Center. When we open the Microsoft Azure Backup console, we directly visualize the jobs activity for the last 7 days in the…

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Stéphane Savorgnano

How Windows Admin Center can backup on Azure

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Operation systems, SQL Server | No Comments

To be honest I never used before Windows Admin Center but after some hours of utilization I’m still convinced. As SQL Server Management Studio is a great tool to manage our SQL Server instances with a CMS (Centralized Management Server), Windows Admin Center is a great tool to centralize the management of our Physical, Virtual, on-premises…Windows Server. This browser-based tool is also a hybrid tool which is able to integrate your on-premises servers with Azure…

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Microsoft Team

SharePoint Application Server Role, Web Server IIS Role Error

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | 2 Comments

Bypassing SharePoint Server 2013 Prerequisites Installation Error On Windows Server 2016   SYMPTOMS Before running the setup of SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2016, the prerequisites as the application server role and the web server role have to be installed and during that process, the following error message appears: ROOT CAUSE This error occurs when one or more of the following conditions is true: The product preparation tool does not progress past the configuring application…

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Nathan Courtine

Configurer les “Bonnes Pratiques” de Windows Server avec PowerShell

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

PowerShell est un outil en ligne de commande dorĂ©navant intĂ©grĂ© Ă  tous les environnements Windows. Cet outil est extrĂŞmement puissant, et avec le vent en poupe, puisqu’il permet de simplifier l’exĂ©cution et l’automatisation des tâches de configuration et d’administration. Dans mon travail d’Administrateur de bases de donnĂ©es, j’effectue de nombreux Audits d’environnements afin de vĂ©rifier, par exemple, si les bonnes pratiques sont bien appliquĂ©es. C’est pourquoi j’ai Ă©tĂ© très vite confrontĂ© Ă  PowerShell, afin de…

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Stéphane Savorgnano

Windows Server 2016: Containers

By | Operation systems, Technology Survey | No Comments

One of the new feature which will come with Windows Server 2016 is the Containers. Microsoft made available its fourth technical preview of his Windows Server 2016 platform  some days ago. This new Technical Preview brings with it and for the first time Hyper-V Containers as the Technical Preview three came with the first release of Windows Server Containers. I will discuss about the difference of those two types of Container later in this blog….

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Stéphane Savorgnano

Windows Server Next, AKA Windows Server 2016!

By | Technology Survey | No Comments

The first technical preview of the future version of Windows Server was, since last October, available (here) and a second one with more new features should be available in May. The final version which should be normally released in 2015 has been recently postponed to 2016. It will be the first time that the client and server releases will be decoupled. This new version of Windows Server will include: new and changed functionalities for Hyper-V…

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Stéphane Haby

SQL Server – Change Management: list all updates

By | Database management | 5 Comments

I am looking to have all SQL Server updates on a server including Service Packs, Cumulative Updates and other fixes like we can see in the uninstall panel from Windows. I take the opportunity of this blog to remind you in a little introduction the different types of patches for SQL Server: Service Pack Service Pack, known as SP is big set of Hotfixes. The particularity is that the regression is fully tested and sometimes…

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Grégory Steulet

FIO (Flexible I/O) – a benchmark tool for any operating system

By | Operation systems | No Comments

I have just attended an interesting session held by Martin Nash (@mpnsh) at UKOUG 14 – Liverpool: “The least an Oracle DBA Should Know about Linux Administration” . During this session I had the opportunity to discover some interesting commands and tools such as FIO (Flexible I/O). FIO is a workload generator that can be used both for benchmark and stress/hardware verification. FIO has support for 19 different types of I/O engines (sync, mmap, libaio, posixaio,…

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Stéphane Savorgnano

Windows Server 2012 R2: solving .NET Framework 3.5 installation problems

By | Operation systems | 25 Comments

I faced a problem at a customer site last week when I tried to install the .NET Framework 3.5 – a prerequisite for installing SQL Server 2012 on a Windows Server 2012 R2. I opened the Server Manager and then navigated to the Manage, Add Roles and Features section: I selected the .NET Framework 3.5 Features option: I specified an alternate source path: … and surprise! Even though an ISO of Windows Server 2012 R2…

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