Introduction

SQL Server administration is an extensive subject that covers everything from the critical decisions you need to make before installing SQL Server to managing and tuning queries running on existing systems. Even though complete books can and have been dedicated to many of the topics covered throughout this book, we think that it is important for database administrators to have a “go-to” guide when they need to make those important administrative decisions. With that in mind, we set out to write a book that database administrators could keep on their desks to assist them in the planning phases of database administration and help them through its troubleshooting aspects, as well as provide them with a source of reference on the many ...

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