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SQL Server 2005 Practical Troubleshooting: The Database Engine by Ken Henderson

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Chapter 6. Server Crashes and Other Critical Failures

By Bob Ward

I don’t think anyone can dispute that SQL Server has become a very reliable database management system. In the early days of my career as a support engineer, server-down problems were often the cause of bugs in the product. Today we certainly still have customers calling us because their SQL Server is down or their application is unavailable, but situations where the SQL Server software is at fault are much fewer than in years past.

Having said that, this book is all about troubleshooting problems and critical problems that can occur. Being a member of the technical support team, my life revolves ...

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