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David Atkinson May 2012 Entries
How to restore your production database without needing additional storage
Production databases can get very large. This in itself is to be expected, but when a copy of the database is needed the database must be restored, requiring additional and costly storage. For example, if you want to give each developer a full copy of your production server, you’ll need n times the storage cost for your n-developer team. The same is true for any test databases that are created during the course of your project lifecycle. If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you’ll be aware that ......

Posted On Monday, May 28, 2012 12:34 PM

The emergence of Atlassian’s Bamboo (and a free SQL Source Control license offer!)
The rise in demand for database continuous integration has forced me to skill-up in various new tools and technologies, particularly build servers. We have been using JetBrain’s TeamCity here at Red Gate for a couple of years now, having replaced the ageing CruiseControl.NET, so it was a natural choice for us to use this for our database CI demos. Most of our early adopter customers have also transitioned away from CruiseControl, the majority to TeamCity and Microsoft’s TeamBuild. However, more recently, ......

Posted On Monday, May 21, 2012 7:43 PM

List of resources for database continuous integration
Because there is so little information on database continuous integration in the wild, I’ve taken it upon myself to aggregate as much as possible and post the links to this blog. Because it’s my area of expertise, this will focus on SQL Server and Red Gate tooling, although I am keen to include any quality articles that discuss the topic in general terms. Please let me know if you find a resource that I haven’t listed! General database Continuous Integration · What is Database Continuous Integration? ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 9, 2012 12:10 PM

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