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Microsoft by Hilary Cotter, Ross Mistry

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Chapter 7 Backing Up and Restoring the SQL Server 2008 Database Engine

One of the most important tasks of a DBA is to ensure that the new SQL Server infrastructure is being correctly backed up. Designing and implementing a proper backup strategy lends assurance that a successful recovery process can be initiated if an organization experiences problems with its databases, systems, servers, or sites.

This chapter covers the areas database administrators and organizations need to consider when conducting SQL Server backups and recoveries of databases associated with SQL Server 2008 Database Engine. Specifically, this chapter highlights how to back up and restore a database by using SQL Server Management Studio, maintenance plans, and Transact-SQL. ...

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