Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches

Author: Don Jones
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 1617292133
Release Date: 2014-05-08
Genre: Computers

Summary 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. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. 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. What's Inside 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 SQLServer 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 Before you begin Server assessment and configuration T-SQL crash course Managing databases Backup and recovery Authentication: who are you? Authorization: what are you allowed to do? Accounting: what did you do? Analyzing indexes Maintaining indexes Tuning index designs Reading query execution plans Block and deadlock analysis Automating management with SQL Server Agent Multiserver management Windows PowerShell and SQL Server Using Extended Events Monitoring and analyzing performance Options for high availability Virtualizing SQL Server Moving, migrating, and upgrading databases SQL Server performance checklist Never the end

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant

Author: William Stanek
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780735670297
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Computers

Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of SQL Server. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field! Get fast facts to: Manage SQL Server services and clients Configure, manage, and tune servers Implement policy-based management Administer security and access Monitor server activity and tune performance Automate maintenance Perform backups and recovery

DBA Survivor

Author: Thomas LaRock
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430227885
Release Date: 2010-08-26
Genre: Computers

DBA Survivor is a book to help new database administrators understand more about the world of database administration. More and more people are moving into the DBA profession, and many are looking for a getting-started guide. Blogs are written about how to be an exceptional DBA and what to do in your first 100 days. This book takes a different approach, injecting some humor into helping you understand how to hit the ground running, and most importantly how to survive as a DBA. And it’s not just survival that matters. Author Thomas LaRock wants much more for you than mere survival. He wants you to have excellence, competence, visibility, confidence, and service. These are the traits and characteristics of DBAs who truly succeed and become respected in their profession. Don’t settle for just muddling through your job each day. Strive to excel. Aim to make a difference, for your clients, and for your colleagues. Focuses on the soft skills that distinguish truly exceptional DBAs Takes a humorous approach to keep readers engaged Written by a SQL Server "Most Valuable Professional" and board member of PASS

Troubleshooting SQL Server

Author: Jonathan Kehayias
Publisher:
ISBN: 1906434786
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Client/server computing

This book describes, diagnoses, and solves the most common problems with SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2. The authors explain a basic approach to troubleshooting and the essential tools. They explore areas in which problems arise with regularity: high disk I/O (RAID misconfiguration, inadequate I/O throughput, poor workload distribution, SAN issues, disk partition misalignment); high CPU usage (insufficient memory, poorly written queries, inadequate indexing, inappropriate configuration option settings); memory mismanagement; missing indexes; blocking (caused mainly by poorly designed databases that lack proper keys and indexing, and applications that apply needlessly restrictive transaction isolation levels); deadlocking (Bookmark Lookup, Serializable Range Scan, Cascading Constraint); full transaction logs (lack of log backups, hefty index maintenance operations, long running transaction, problems with replication and mirroring environments); and accidentally-lost data. Finally, the authors discuss diagnosing tools such as the Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views, and server-side tracing. --

Getting Started with SQL Server 2014 Administration

Author: Gethyn Ellis
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782172420
Release Date: 2014-04-25
Genre: Computers

This is an easytofollow handson tutorial that includes real world examples of SQL Server 2014's new features. Each chapter is explained in a stepbystep manner which guides you to implement the new technology. If you want to create an highly efficient database server then this book is for you. This book is for database professionals and system administrators who want to use the added features of SQL Server 2014 to create a hybrid environment, which is both highly available and allows you to get the best performance from your databases.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration

Author: Tom Carpenter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118654903
Release Date: 2013-06-03
Genre: Computers

Implement, maintain, and repair SQL Server 2012 databases As the most significant update since 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 boasts updates and new features that are critical to understand. Whether you manage and administer SQL Server 2012 or are planning to get your MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification, this book is the perfect supplement to your learning and preparation. From understanding SQL Server's roles to implementing business intelligence and reporting, this practical book explores tasks and scenarios that a working SQL Server DBA faces regularly and shows you step by step how to handle them. Includes practice exams and coverage of exam objectives for those seeking MSCA: SQL Server 2012 certification Explores the skills you'll need on the job as a SQL Server 2012 DBA Discusses designing and implementing database solutions Walks you through administrating, maintaining, and securing SQL Server 2012 Addresses implementing high availability and data distribution Includes bonus videos where the author walks you through some of the more difficult tasks expected of a DBA Featuring hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios, this resource guides you through the essentials of implementing, maintaining, and repairing SQL Server 2012 databases.

Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches

Author: Jason Helmick
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 1617290971
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Computers

Offers explanations, examples, and exercises to help manage, secure, and automate IIS, with information on such topics as Web farm design, website management, and Lync servers.

Pro SQL Server Administration

Author: Peter Carter
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484207109
Release Date: 2015-11-16
Genre: Computers

Pro SQL Server Administration brings SQL Server administration into the modern era with strong coverage of hybrid cloud environments, In-Memory OLTP, and installation on Server Core. This comprehensive guide to SQL Server Administration for today’s DBA helps you to administer the new and key areas of SQL Server, including Columnstore indexes and the In-Memory OLTP feature set introduced in 2014. You will also be guided through the administration of traditional areas of SQL Server, including how to secure your instance, monitor and maintain your instance, and to use features such as AlwaysOn to make your instance highly available. Also covered is the use of SQL Server features to scale out read-only workloads. Pro SQL Server Administration is an all-new book taking up-to-date and modern approach that you'll want and need to further your career as a SQL Server database administrator. Extensive coverage of hybrid cloud environments involving Azure SQL Database Detailed discussions on all new, key features, including AlwaysOn and in-memory support Comprehensive coverage of key skills, such as monitoring, maintenance and indexing

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration

Author: Adam Jorgensen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118859193
Release Date: 2014-09-08
Genre: Computers

Learn to take advantage of the opportunities offered by SQL Server 2014 Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 update means big changes for database administrators, and you need to get up to speed quickly because your methods, workflow, and favorite techniques will be different from here on out. The update's enhanced support of large-scale enterprise databases and significant price advantage mean that SQL Server 2014 will become even more widely adopted across the industry. The update includes new backup and recovery tools, new AlwaysOn features, and enhanced cloud capabilities. In-memory OLTP, Buffer Pool Extensions for SSDs, and a new Cardinality Estimator can improve functionality and smooth out the workflow, but only if you understand their full capabilities. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your comprehensive guide to working with the new environment. Authors Adam Jorgensen, Bradley Ball, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort, and Brian Knight are the dream team of the SQL Server community, and they put their expertise to work guiding you through the changes. Improve oversight with better management and monitoring Protect your work with enhanced security features Upgrade performance tuning, scaling, replication, and clustering Learn new options for backup and recovery Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 includes a companion website with sample code and efficient automation utilities, plus a host of tips, tricks, and workarounds that will make your job as a DBA or database architect much easier. Stop getting frustrated with administrative issues and start taking control. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your roadmap to mastering the update and creating solutions that work.

SQL the One

Author: Uday Arumilli
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 9781946390981
Release Date: 2016-12-17
Genre: Computers

"Congratulations! You are going to WIN your next SQL Server interview. “SQL The One” book can guide you to achieve the success in your next interview. This book covers Microsoft SQL Server interview experiences, questions and answers for a range of SQL DBA’s and SQL Server Professionals. All of these questions have been collected from the people who attended interviews at various multinational companies across the world. It also covers “How to prepare for a SQL DBA interview?” and “How to become an expert in your career?” Salient Features of Book All interview questions are asked in various MNC Covers 1090 real time questions and answers 254 questions on SQL Server Performance Tuning Covers all SQL Server HA & DR features 316 questions on SQL Server HA & DR features Lots of scenario based questions Covers SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016 Questions are categorized In-depth explanations An Interview Experience with Microsoft Useful as a reference guide for SQL DBA Interview preparation

Healthy SQL

Author: Robert Pearl
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430267720
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Computers

"Robert Pearl, a well-known DBA in the SQL community, explains his holistic vision of a database instance that needs regular check-ups and gives the tools, scripts, and best practices he has collected over the years." Alberto Bolchini, Computing Reviews, May 9, 2016 Healthy SQL is about ensuring the ongoing performance health of a SQL Server database. An unhealthy database is not just an inconvenience; it can bring a business to its knees. And if you are the database administrator, the health of your SQL Server implementation can be a direct reflection on you. It's in everyone's best interest to have a healthy SQL implementation. Healthy SQL is built around the concept of a medical checkup, giving you the tools you need to assess the current health of your database and take action to improve upon that health and maintain good performance to your business. Healthy SQL aids in developing a rigorous routine so that you know how healthy your SQL Server machines are, and how you can keep those same servers healthy and fit for duty. The book is filled with practical advice and a time-tested strategy, helping you put together a regimen that will ensure your servers are healthy, your implementation is fully optimized, your services are redundant and highly available, and you have a plan for business continuity in the event of a disaster. If your current environment doesn't match up with these criteria, then pick up a copy of Healthy SQL today and start your journey on the road to a fit and tight SQL Server deployment.

Practical Maintenance Plans in SQL Server

Author: Bradley Beard
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484218952
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Genre: Computers

This book is a complete guide to setting up and maintaining maintenance plans for SQL Server Database Administrators. Maintenance plans too often consist of a backup task and that’s it, but there is so much more that can and must be done to ensure the integrity of your most important company resource – the data you are tasked to manage and safeguard. This book walks even the newest of users through creating a powerful, automated maintenance plan. Automate your job using SQL Server Agent to leverage the power of Maintenance Plans to deliver real, proactive solutions to common issues. Schedule common tasks such as backups and index rebuilds to run automatically, and get early-warning notifications of impending problems relating to resource usage and query performance. By the time your boss knows to call you about a problem, you’ll have already called him to describe your solution. The large majority of books never really cover the topic of inheriting a database server with multiple live databases; the common thread is that the databases will be created and maintained by the reader forever and ever. In the real world, that scenario rarely happens. Practical Maintenance Plans in SQL Server covers that scenario and provides you with the knowledge and tools needed to get comfortable writing your own maintenance plans for any SQL Server database, whether created by you or inherited. Shows the different tasks that can be run in a maintenance plan. Explains how and why those tasks can be implemented. Provides a roadmap to creating your own custom maintenance plan. What You Will Learn Implement a completely automated backup maintenance plan Be alerted to performance problems and outages ahead of your boss Learn the different types of database maintenance tasks Plan the workflow of tasks within a maintenance plan Automate your work by implementing custom maintenance plans Who This Book Is For Practical Maintenance Plans in SQL Server is for any level of database administrator, but specifically it’s for those administrators with a real need to set up a powerful maintenance plan quickly. New and seasoned administrators will appreciate the book for its robust learning pattern of visual aids in combination with explanations and scenarios. Practical Maintenance Plans in SQL Server is the perfect “new hire” gift for new database administrators in any organization.

Linux Samba Server Administration

Author: Roderick W. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0782153135
Release Date: 2006-07-14
Genre: Computers

Authoritative Answers to All Your Samba Questions Linux Samba Server Administration is the most complete, most advanced guide to Samba you’ll find anywhere. Written by a leading Linux expert, this book teaches you, step-by-step, all the standard and advanced Samba techniques you'll need to make Linux and UNIX machines operate seamlessly as part of your Windows network. Throughout, scores of clear, consistent examples illustrate these techniques in detail—so you stay on track and accomplish all your goals. Coverage includes: Installing Samba Setting up file sharing Setting up printer sharing Using Samba as a client Setting up a working user authentication system Using automation to expand Samba's capabilities Setting up Samba as a domain controller Configuring NetBIOS name server functions Configuring Samba for optimal interoperation with other servers Managing user accounts Optimizing Samba for maximum speed Securing Samba against intrusion Using Samba as a backup server Troubleshooting Samba Configuring Samba to work with a variety of client OSs About the Library The Craig Hunt Linux Library is an eight-book set that provides in-depth, advanced coverage of the key topics for Linux administrators. Topics include Samba, System Administration, Sendmail, Apache, NFS and Automounter, and Linux Security. Each book in the library is either written by or meticulously reviewed by Craig Hunt to ensure the highest quality and most complete coverage of networking professionals working specifically in Linux environments.

Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches

Author: Don Jones
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 1617295094
Release Date: 2017-11-25
Genre: Command languages (Computer science)

Summary Discover how scripting is different from command-line PowerShell, as you explore concrete hands-on examples in this handy guide. The book includes and expands on many of the techniques presented in Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Automate it! With Microsoft's PowerShell language, you can write scripts to control nearly every aspect of Windows. Just master a few straightforward scripting skills, and you'll be able to eliminate repetitive manual tasks, create custom reusable tools, and build effective pipelines and workflows. Once you start scripting in PowerShell, you'll be amazed at how many opportunities you'll find to save time and effort. About the Book Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches teaches you how to expand your command-line PowerShell skills into effective scripts and tools. In 27 bite-size lessons, you'll discover instantly useful techniques for writing efficient code, finding and squashing bugs, organizing your scripts into libraries, and much more. Advanced scripters will even learn to access the .NET Framework, store data long term, and create nice user interfaces. What's Inside Designing functions and scripts Effective pipeline usage Dealing with errors and bugs Professional-grade scripting practices About the Reader Written for devs and IT pros comfortable with PowerShell and Windows. About the Authors Don Jones is a PowerShell MVP, speaker, and trainer who has written dozens of books on information technology topics. Jeffery Hicks is a PowerShell MVP and an independent consultant, trainer, and author. Don and Jeff coauthored Manning's Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches, and PowerShell in Depth. Table of Contents PART 1 - INTRODUCTION TO SCRIPTING Before you begin Setting up your scripting environment WWPD: what would PowerShell do? Review: parameter binding and the PowerShell pipeline Scripting language crash course The many forms of scripting (and which to use) Scripts and security PART 2 - BUILDING A POWERSHELL SCRIPT Always design first Avoiding bugs: start with a command Building a basic function and script module Going advanced with your function Objects: the best kind of output Using all the pipelines Simple help: making a comment Dealing with errors Filling out a manifest PART 3 - GROWN-UP SCRIPTING Changing your brain when it comes to scripting Professional-grade scripting An introduction to source control with git Pestering your script Signing your script Publishing your script PART 4 - ADVANCED TECHNIQUES Squashing bugs Making script output prettier Wrapping up the .NET Framework Storing data-not in Excel! Never the end