Category Archives: SQL Server

Properly configure SQL Server ConfigMgr database

Ideally, this will take place before you install ConfigMgr! First, estimate size(s) of the databases: SCCM SUSDB TempDB – see prior article for more detail How? Use the  SCCM DB Sizing estimator! Shown is an example of the Database sizing … Continue reading

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Supported SQL Server versions for SCCM CB upgrades

Had a question recently on what version of SQL Server is supported for upgrade to SCCM CB (current branch). Scenario was this; client was running SQL 2012 SP2 for their SCCM 2012 R2. However, in order to upgrade to SCCM  … Continue reading

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SQL Backup to URL (Azure Storage account)

How to backup up a copy of an on premise database, or Azure SQL Server database to an Azure Storage account. Notes: Any names that need to be added at time of creation are indicated with <>, such as <sqlstorageaccountname> … Continue reading

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Azure SQL Migration Tools

In preparing a presentation for data migration to Azure, thought I’d share some of my research. There are other methods not specified here, but this should be a good start! Each toolset includes notes about that tool, and where to … Continue reading

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SCCM File Backup Considerations

Everyone (hopefully) is aware that the SCCM database needs to be backed up. And, that there a number of other components that need to be backed up in order to have everything on hand in case there is a need … Continue reading

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Optimizing SCCM Databases Revisited

Since Optimizing ConfigMgr databases was published in May 2013, I have received some tremendous feedback, all positive. The basics of that original post have not changed, Ola Hallengrens Index Optimization scripts, hands down, is the best solution for 99% of … Continue reading

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Why you should not use the ConfigMgr rebuild index task

Rebuilding the database indexes is a good thing, yes? Absolutely. Why not use the ConfigMgr rebuild index maintenance task? When the maintenance task works, and I have proof that some of the time it fails to run on ConfigMgr: It … Continue reading

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