Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches is the perfect way to get started with SQL Server operations, including maintenance, backup and recovery, high availability, and performance monitoring. In about an hour a day over a month, you'll learn exactly what you can do, and what you shouldn't touch. Most importantly, you'll learn the day-to-day tasks and techniques you need to keep SQL Server humming along smoothly.
About the Book
Microsoft SQL Server is used by millions of businesses, ranging in size from Fortune 500s to small shops worldwide. Whether you’re just getting started as a DBA, supporting a SQL Server-driven application, or you’ve been drafted by your office as the SQL Server admin, you do not need a thousand-page book to get up and running.
Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches is the perfect way to get started with SQL Server. This concise, easy-to-read book skips academic introductions and teaches you day-to-day techniques for maintenance, backup and recovery, performance monitoring, and more. Each of the 21 short lessons gives you practical takeaways you’ll use over and over.
Master the basics—indexes, logins, backup, recovery ... and more
Learn what you can and cannot do when supporting a third-party application
Monitor and improve performance
Written by expert trainer and bestselling author Don Jones
Accessible to readers of any level of experience, the book covers techniques for all versions of SQL Server 2005-2014.
About the Author
Don Jones is a Microsoft MVP, speaker, and trainer. He is the creator of the Month of Lunches series and author of over 50 books on PowerShell, IIS, Active Directory, SCCM, SQL Server, and more.
Table of contents
- Brief Table of Contents
- Table of Contents
- About this Book
- Chapter 1. Before you begin
- Chapter 2. Server assessment and configuration
- Chapter 3. T-SQL crash course
- Chapter 4. Managing databases
- Chapter 5. Backup and recovery
- Chapter 6. Authentication: who are you?
- Chapter 7. Authorization: what are you allowed to do?
- Chapter 8. Accounting: what did you do?
- Chapter 9. Analyzing indexes
- Chapter 10. Maintaining indexes
- Chapter 11. Tuning index designs
- Chapter 12. Reading query execution plans
- Chapter 13. Block and deadlock analysis
- Chapter 14. Automating management with SQL Server Agent
- Chapter 15. Multiserver management
- Chapter 16. Windows PowerShell and SQL Server
- Chapter 17. Using Extended Events
- Chapter 18. Monitoring and analyzing performance
- Chapter 19. Options for high availability
- Chapter 20. Virtualizing SQL Server
- Chapter 21. Moving, migrating, and upgrading databases
- Chapter 22. SQL Server performance checklist
- Chapter 23. Never the end
- Appendix. Installing SQL Server
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Title: Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches
- Release date: May 2014
- Publisher(s): Manning Publications
- ISBN: None
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