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Managing an Azure SQL Database

In this lab, we run through a range of common activities needed to properly configure an Azure SQL Database. These tasks are common steps and will help students prepare for Microsoft Certification Labs as well as build comfort in day-to-day operations.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Nov 27, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Configure SQL DB and SQL Server

    In this first step, we need to create a SQL Database instance in the West US region with Basic 5D and 2GB. Enable sample data for later steps in the lab. Next, open up the firewall and add the client IP address.

  2. Challenge

    Configure Security

    Review TDE to ensure that it's enabled. Then enable auditing at the SQL Server level. Configure auditing with storage and log analytics. Finally, we need to enable a default Dynamic Data Mask in the Sales LT database, Customer table, Phone column.

  3. Challenge

    Update for Performance

    Create geo-replication in the Central US region. To do this, we need to create an additional SQL Server in the Central US region.

  4. Challenge

    Configure a Backup Policy

    Configure a backup policy in SQL Server that will inlcude weekly backups held for two years and monthly backups held for seven years. Notice that the backup save will fail at this point. In order to complete this step, we need to increase the Central and West US databases from Basic to Standard D10. Once we complete that, we can finish the backup policy task.

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