muonlab » 2013 » June

random .NET and web development musings

Three simple steps:

openssl pkcs12 -in mycert.pfx -out mycert.txt -nodes

Then, to generate your encrypted private key

openssl rsa -in mycert.txt -text -out mycert.key

And your certificate:

openssl x509 -inform PEM -in mycert.txt -out mycert.cer


The other day something happened that caused the insert part of me running the SQL Azure Migration Wizard to abort, leaving me with a bunch of local .dat files and no data on my destination server.

To upload the data, you need to run the following command:

bcp database.dbo.tablename in dbo.tablename.dat -n -U username -P password -S -b 200 -h"TABLOCK"

You can play with various values for -b, the batch size. I found 200 worked reasonably although I didn’t investigate too much.