Author: Pio Balistoy

Fix: SQL Server to PostgreSQL Linked Server Error – “Requested conversion is not supported.”

Problem: You created a linked server on SQL Server to a PostgreSQL database. You can open and navigate the linked server on SSMS up to listing the tables, but can not perform select to certain tables, returning the below errors:…

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Five ways to migrate your on-premises SQL database to Azure

There are currently three deployment options for SQL Server Database on the cloud. Well, four, if you count Azure SQL Databases in elastic pool. But Azure SQL DB in elastic pool is essentially just Azure SQL Databases grouped into an…

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How to fix SQL backup to URL error: The remote server returned an error: (400) bad request

Problem: You are trying to take a native SQL Backup to URL and you receive the error below: Msg 3271, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 A nonrecoverable I/O error occurred on file “https://MyStorageAccount.file.core.windows.net/MyContainer/Adventureworks_full_20190420.bak:” Backup to URL received an exception…

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How to fix SQL backup to URL failure – operating system error 50

Problem: You run an SQL backup to URL and get the following error: Msg 3201, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Cannot open backup device ‘https://<mystorageaccountname>.blob.core.windows.net/<mycontainername>/AdventureWorks_full_20190420.bak’. Operating system error 50(The request is not supported.). Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1,…

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How to fix SSIS deployment error “please create a master key”

Problem: You are deploying a SQL Server Integration Services Package to the SSIS Catalog and keeps on failing with the following error: The error is succinct and direct to the point: “Please create a master key in the database or…

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How to restore SSISDB to another server and migrate the SSIS catalog

It is easy to get this one wrong. SSISDB is just a database, after all, and I’ve seen a number of instances where it was restored to another server and a number of errors/issues crop up. After all, SSISDB is…

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How to solve an SSIS Deployment Error

Problem: You are deploying a SQL Server Integration Services Package to the SSIS Catalog and it keeps on failing with the following error: The error seems daunting but the main information to take away is: The server may be running…

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How to restore encrypted backups

SQL Server started having encrypted backups since SQL Server 2014. You can see the technical details here. This is a very good feature that allows you to encrypt the backups upon creation with different algorithms that will meet your security…

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Powershell error: sqlps.ps1 cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system

An interesting issue came across my desk this week. One of our clients has a number of PowerShell tasks running on SQL Server Agent job. One day, the jobs suddenly stopped working due to the error below: Message Executed as…

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SQL Server default configurations that you should change

Who here takes the time to adjust default values for SQL Server Configuration after installing it? Unless your company has specific Post-Installation Tasks procedures/document, SQL Server configurations are left as is until an issue comes along. If you are doing your…

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