Shawn Weisfeld

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October 2016 Entries

How To change the replication of an Azure storage account.

This article does a great job talking about the different replication options with Azure Storage: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-redundancy/ My general rule of thumb: I like LRS for my VM hard drives, it provides higher throughput and is the least expensive, and I typically have workload specific backup/HA/DR for them. I like RA-GRS for my backups, as it allows me to read the secondary’s and do DR drills any time I need, without touching anything in the primary Azure region. Step #1: open your storage account in the portal and identify what replication is currently enabled. In this screen shot you can see I am...

posted @ Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:12 AM | Feedback (0) |

Using Azure Active Directory Groups for SQL Azure Authentication

Setting database permissions based on Active Directory Credentials and Groups has been a tried and true technique for authentication on premises for years. With the addition of AAD to SQL Azure we can now use this technique in the cloud. However, I could not find a good step by step on how to use AAD Groups in this scenario. So, I put this post together, hopefully it will help you. The first step is to confirm what AAD is “trusted” by the Azure subscription you want to deploy the database into. Just navigate to the settings tab, here you will see...

posted @ Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:20 AM | Feedback (0) |

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