Tag: Red Gate DLM Automation Suite

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Increased Database Security: Another Reason to Adopt DevOps

The tooling necessary to incorporate DevOps practices is already out there. There are many different flavors of build tools, Jenkins, TeamCity, VSTS, AppVeyor, and Bamboo. Release management is covered by Octopus Deploy, Release Management, and Bamboo. And finally, database automation tooling provided by Redgate SQL Toolbelt and Microsoft SSDT. The

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Redgate SQL Toolbelt over Microsoft SSDT: My Biased Opinion

Back in the article How Redgate Helped Define our Process, there was this small blurb about SSDT:

Microsoft SSDT Tooling Considered - the increased cost of licenses forced us to take a hard look at Microsoft's SSDT tooling. Could it do what Redgate did? Could we build additional functionality around

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Redgate Command Line Tools

One of the less common known facts about Redgate's DLM Automation suite is purchasing license grants the purchaser the right to use to command line versions of SQL Data Compare and SQL Compare. Seems strange, right? Well when you really boil it down to the basic parts, the new DLM

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Using SQL Source Control to Filter Out Unwanted Items

Everything written on this site is how to get a database change automatically pushed up through the environments. But that was for the entire database. There are some parts of the database where they shouldn't be put under source control or shouldn't be promoted. Now you are probably thinking, "that

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Rollbacks with Automated Database Deployments

Rolling back a database deployment is one the most complicated topics with Automated Database Deployments. The code is rather easy to rollback, just deploy the previous version of the code package and call it good. It is just as easy to rollback database schema changes using Redgate's Database Lifecycle Management

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How Redgate Helped Define Our Process

Without the help of Redgate, Farm Credit Services of America's automated database deployment process would not be where it is today. I'm not just talking about their tooling. Their employees have been an invaluable resource. In September 2014 Redgate sent a pair of employees, Alex Yates, a pre-sales engineer and

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Using Gitflow and Redgate DLM Automation for Continuous Delivery

One of the key reasons to use Redgate's Tooling is to deliver value faster to the business. In order to do that, it is important to have a branching policy in place.
This is only possible with a local database and Redgate's tools. Prior to implementing their tools, all developers

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Scenarios not supported by Redgate DLM Automation Suite

Redgate has built a fantastic Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) suite to help with automated database deployments. Their tools cover 95% of the scenarios most people will encounter day in and day out. But...it cannot cover 100% of the scenarios. The other 5% of the scenarios are what this post

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Visual Studio Team Services Build with Redgate DLM Automation Build

One of the great parts about Microsoft's new Visual Studio Team Services (formerly Visual Studio Online) build is the extensibility. Anybody can make custom build steps to bring in. Redgate has taken advantage of that extensibility and made a custom step so anyone can get up and running with their

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Getting Started with Red Gate DLM Automation Suite

Red Gate's DLM Automation Suite is the second half of the automated database deployments process. It takes the scripts that were created by SQL Source Control, builds a package, and then deploys that package to the various database environments (test, staging, production, etc.). Red Gate has built the tooling so

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