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Professional Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Administration

SQL Server 2008 represents a significant jump forward in scalability and performance. Database administrators — and developers as well — will need to master new methods for effectively managing increasingly large and complex SQL Server environments.

This author team of SQL Server experts arms you with unique tips, tricks, and workarounds, including managing and monitoring SQL Server, automating administration, clustering, performance tuning, handling backup and recovery, and more. You'll learn the various tools that are available to you with the 2008 release, as well as new features such as Performance Studio, Change Data Capture, Policy-based Management, and Query Governor. With a solid understanding of SQL Server 2008, you'll be able to confidently handle even the most difficult SQL Server admin issues.

What you will learn from this book

  • Best practices for SQL Server 2008 installation

  • Tips for troubleshooting and securing the database engine

  • How to automate SQL Server

  • Ways to index your database

  • Methods for monitoring your SQL Server instance

  • How to performance tune your SQL Server instance

Who this book is for

This book is for experienced database administrators who are interested in learning best pratices for administering SQL Server 2008.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.


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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Read this before installing SQL Server 2008 in Production May 31 2009
By D. E. Lopez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A must read for setting up SQL Server. This book walks you through planning, installation all the way through setting up maintenance (Backup and restore). In addition the book is very thorough with lots of illustrations.

The first thing I noticed was in the planning stage the book provided a considerable amount of charts to determine not only which level of SQL Server and client licenses to install but also which components should be selected. This book also high-lights the differences between 2008 and previous versions. This was especially useful because I needed a reference that would advise me on changes. I have performed various installations and was surprised to read that the "Surface Area Configurator" was replaced with Policy-Based Management.

The Automating SQL Server section was great as I mentioned previously this section in particular had very good screen shots and explanations of the different options. In addition, it had various real world tips. Security is addressed throughout the book especially in "Integration Services".

I found it interesting that a whole chapter was devoted to "Change Management". The writer adds insight into VS Team System and how it can reconcile two database schemas and provides update scripts. In addition, what technical book is created that doesn't have a section on optimization and monitoring and here is not difference.

All in all I found the book very good from a DBA Installation/Optimization stand point. Just be aware that this is not a book if you are looking for creating Views, Stored Procedures, Database Diagrams and the like.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book for a seasoned DBA to go into SQL Server 2008 March 31 2010
By JW - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent book for a seasoned DBA to go into SQL Server 2008.
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Perfect Book for DBA's on SQL Server 2008 June 17 2009
By Mohammad M. Khan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Easy to follow and very well structured book for below topics

Best practices for SQL Server 2008 installation
Tips for troubleshooting and securing the database engine
How to automate SQL Server
Ways to index your database
Methods for monitoring your SQL Server instance
How to performance tune your SQL Server instance.


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