SQL SERVER DBA, Linux and Azure

How many IP Addresses we require for setting up Active\Passive SQL Server cluster?

  • 2 Windows nodes – Public
  • 2 Private IP Addresses – Private
  • 1 Windows Virtual Cluster Name
  • 1 MSDTC (optional)
  • 1 SQL Server Virtual Network Name

SQL Server DBA: Database in Recovery Pending state

 I have recently encountered an issue where one of the databases suddenly moved to Recovery Pending status after SQL Server fail-over.

I checked the database and it is in Recovery Pending status. Recovery Pending means that recovery cannot be started. Until the cause is fixed, recovery cannot run and the database cannot come online. I then checked the drives in the server and all drives are accessible.Then

Just i took database offline and bring back to online and  database is automatically recovered.


if multiple database are in recovery pending after SQL Fail over or  SQL Server Restart..

I had to restart the SQL Server service manually and the database is automatically recovered.

SQL Server script to get a list of all jobs that access a database in SQL server?

 This will work for Agent jobs that have T-SQL job steps pointing to a database.