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All about Bulk Logged

This document is relevant to bulk operations on SQL Server. The bulk-logged recovery model is a special-purpose model that works in a similar manner to the full recovery model. The only difference is in the way it handles bulk data modification operations. The bulk-logged model records these operations in the transaction log using a technical known as minimal logging. This saves significantly on processing time, but prevents you from using the point-in-time restore option.

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Backup SQL Database to Remote location

Does the title sounds crazy? You might think that this topic is very simple? Yes you are right however some folks still raise this question in forums. Im seeing this question for for a long time in forums and thought of sharing the solution here, so that the folks can give a search to get this (coz Google is our first techie teacher or instant solution provider :P).

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SQL Server Joins

SQL Server joins are required to retrieve data from one or more tables to get a single result set. Joins are needed when Normalization enforced in design. When you normalize the data you be reducing redundancy in data by placing data in different tables and also you will be creating relationship between the tables. With the help of these relationship you will be retrieving the data using joins efficiently.

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Merge Drop Slipstream Setup

In my previous article we have discussed about Basic slipstream setup, now Im going to write a article on Merged Drop slipstream setup. In this method you will be merging the service pack with the base setup prior to the installation there by altering the source or base setup files. The merged setup package can be reused multiple times and you can burn it in DVD or copy it to a network share. However the main thing is that you need to TEST this setup package before promoting it as the core setup or live setup copy.

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Basic Slipstream Setup

In my previous article Ive posted about slipstream and we have discussed about its methods. In this article Im going to write about creating basic slipstream setup in SQL Server 2008. In this method you will be merging the service pack with the base setup at the time of installation. This method is very simple and straight forward. The merged setup package cannot be reused and its valid only for that particular (single) installation.