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If you’ve ever made a change in IIS and then your websites stop loading, you quickly start looking for a way to restore your last config. Luckily IIS7 introduced a feature called Configuration History that automatically backs up your config when it detects a change. Here’s how to make use of those backups and perform...
Lets face it, there’s nothing really exciting about log file management. But like it or not its a pretty common task for DevOps to deal with log files. We’d all like our applications to use a Logging Service like Splunk or Loggly, but until that time comes we need to deal with log files on...
A common challenge I’ve faced is managing many SQL Server Indexes across multiple databases in multiple environments. There’s often a need to not only check that Indexes exist, but that they match. For example does your Test environment have the same Indexes as your Dev environment.  Traditionally I’ve always tackled this using SQL Management Studio,...
One of the aspects that I really like about the embracing of DevOps mentality is that we have more acceptance between the disciplines of Development and Operations. On the Ops side that means taking some of the core development pillars and incorporating those standards and ideas into areas like script development.  Two concepts that I think...
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