Monday, 18 February 2013

Thursday, 14 February 2013

ASP.NET page life cycle

Request --> Startup --> Initialization --> Loading --> Postback Handling --> Rendering --> Unloading!

The most comprehensive reference I can really recommend is within the MSDN:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/7949d756-1a79-464e-891f-904b1cfc7991.aspx

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Hosts file location under Windows

%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

For older versions from windows:
%WinDir%\hosts

Monday, 11 February 2013

Backup DB using SQL statement


-- Name of the DB to backup, and destination directory
DECLARE @DBName VARCHAR(50)           
DECLARE @Destination VARCHAR(2000)

SELECT @DBName = 'DB',
  @Destination = '\\TestMachine\'
+ REPLACE(@@SERVERNAME, '\','_')
+ '_' + REPLACE(@DBName, ' ','_')
+ '_' + LEFT(REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(CONVERT(VARCHAR, GETDATE(), 121), '-',''),':',''),' ','_'), 13) + '.bak'

--Sample Destination: \\TestMachine\DBServer_DB_20130211_1630.bak

PRINT 'Backup ' + QUOTENAME(@@SERVERNAME) + '.' + QUOTENAME(@DBName) + ' to file "' + ISNULL(@Destination, 'NULL') + '"'

BACKUP DATABASE @DBName TO DISK = @Destination WITH COPY_ONLY, COMPRESSION, STATS=5

N.B. Compression is not supported with standard editions.

Comprehensive TSQL options can be found at:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186865.aspx