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Read-Only versus Read-Write and SQL Server

Jack Vamvas takes us through what it takes to turn a read-write database in SQL Server read-only and vice versa:

There are some considerations for deciding if a Developer should be able to include as part of an ETL process , the capacity to change the READ STATE of a SQL database

1) Requires ALTER permission on the database. This is an elevated privilege – and may break the organisations sql server security policy

2) Is the developer on the hook for maintaining Production data? What is the developer’s role in supporting production data ?

Read on for the commands as well as additional considerations before you grant these permissions.