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SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA
     

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA

by Eric Johnson
 

ISBN-10: 0321602773

ISBN-13: 9780321602770

Pub. Date: 03/13/2009

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA

Eric Johnson

For power users, developers, IT pros, and anyone who manages SQL Server without formal DBA training.

Eric Johnson shows you how to perform every essential DBA task with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008, even if you’ve never had any DBA training. Learn at your own pace through

Overview

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA

Eric Johnson

For power users, developers, IT pros, and anyone who manages SQL Server without formal DBA training.

Eric Johnson shows you how to perform every essential DBA task with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008, even if you’ve never had any DBA training. Learn at your own pace through realistic hands-on examples that walk you through every step!

SQL Server MVP and expert Eric Johnson is a database analyst who has spent many years working with Microsoft SQL Server. He is author of A Developer’s Guide to Data Modeling for SQL Server (Addison-Wesley, 2008) and the forthcoming Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Unleashed (Sams). Eric is currently the President of the Colorado Springs SQL Server Users Group.

“Are you an accidental DBA—out of the blue expected to run Microsoft SQL Server efficiently, reliably, and securely—when nobody ever taught you how? From installation to backup/restore, indexing to scheduling to memory management, expert Eric Johnson will give you all the personal, practical DBA training you’ll ever need!”

Looking for a better way to master today’s rapidly changing technologies? Want expert help, but don’t have the time or energy to read a book? Can’t find classroom training worth the money? Discover LiveLessons: self-paced, personal video instruction from the world’s leading technology experts.

  • LiveLessons are video courses, on DVD with a book supplement, that are organized into bite-sized, self-contained sessions—you’ll learn key skills in as little as fifteen minutes!
  • Each lesson begins with well-defined learning objectives and ends with comprehensive summaries, which help you track your progress.
  • Follow along as your trainer shows how to perform all the critical tasks needed to manage either SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008

Eric Johnson, MCSE, MCDBA, MCSD, a database analyst for a Fortune 500 company, has spent many years working with Microsoft SQL Server. Honored by Microsoft as a SQL Server MVP, he has taught many SQL Server training classes, and is the President of the Colorado Springs SQL Server Users Group.

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 98, 2000, XP, or Vista; Mac OS X; versions of Linux with the Flash 8 Player or later.
  • Multimedia: DVD drive, an 800x600 or higher display, and a sound card with speakers.
  • Computer: 500MHz or higher, 128MB RAM or higher.

SQL Server

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321602770
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
03/13/2009
Series:
LiveLessons Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface viii

Lesson 1 SQL Server Overview 1

What You Will Learn................................................................................1

We Will Cover................................................................................1

Notes from the Lesson............................................................................1

Lesson 2 Common Uses of SQL Server 3

What You Will Learn................................................................................3

We Will Cover................................................................................3

Notes from the Lesson............................................................................3

Lesson 3 SQL Server Management Studio 5

What You Will Learn................................................................................5

We Will Cover................................................................................6

Notes from the Lesson............................................................................6

Lesson 4 SQL Server Configuration Manager 7

What You Will Learn................................................................................7

We Will Cover................................................................................7

Notes from the Lesson............................................................................8

Lesson 5 SQL Server Profiler 9

What You Will Learn................................................................................9

We Will Cover..............................................................................10

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................10

Lesson 6 Business Intelligence Development Studio 11

What You Will Learn..............................................................................11

We Will Cover..............................................................................12

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................12

Lesson 7 Understanding Tables 13

What You Will Learn..............................................................................13

We Will Cover..............................................................................13

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................13

Lesson 8 Understanding Relationships 15

What You Will Learn..............................................................................15

We Will Cover..............................................................................15

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................15

Lesson 9 Database Files 17

What You Will Learn..............................................................................17

We Will Cover..............................................................................18

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................18

Lesson 10 The Transaction Log 19

What You Will Learn..............................................................................19

We Will Cover..............................................................................19

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................19

Lesson 11 Understanding System Databases 21

What You Will Learn..............................................................................21

We Will Cover..............................................................................21

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................21

Lesson 12 Processor Settings 23

What You Will Learn..............................................................................23

We Will Cover..............................................................................24

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................24

Lesson 13 Memory Settings 25

What You Will Learn..............................................................................25

We Will Cover..............................................................................26

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................26

Lesson 14 Backing Up Databases 27

What You Will Learn..............................................................................27

We Will Cover..............................................................................28

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................28

Lesson 15 Scheduling Backups 29

What You Will Learn..............................................................................29

We Will Cover..............................................................................29

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................29

Lesson 16 Restoring Databases 31

What You Will Learn..............................................................................31

We Will Cover..............................................................................31

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................31

Lesson 17 Restoring System Databases 33

What You Will Learn..............................................................................33

We Will Cover..............................................................................33

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................33

Lesson 18 Managing Logins 35

What You Will Learn..............................................................................35

We Will Cover..............................................................................35

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................35

Lesson 19 Managing Users 37

What You Will Learn..............................................................................37

We Will Cover..............................................................................37

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................37

Lesson 20 Database Roles 39

What You Will Learn..............................................................................39

We Will Cover..............................................................................39

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................39

Lesson 21 Ownership Chaining 41

What You Will Learn..............................................................................41

We Will Cover..............................................................................41

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................41

Lesson 22 Data Manipulation Language 43

What You Will Learn..............................................................................43

We Will Cover..............................................................................43

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................43

Lesson 23 Data Definition Language 45

What You Will Learn..............................................................................45

We Will Cover..............................................................................45

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................45

Lesson 24 Stored Procedures 47

What You Will Learn..............................................................................47

We Will Cover..............................................................................47

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................47

Lesson 25 Functions 49

What You Will Learn..............................................................................49

We Will Cover..............................................................................49

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................49

Lesson 26 Views 51

What You Will Learn..............................................................................51

We Will Cover..............................................................................51

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................51

Lesson 27 Triggers 53

What You Will Learn..............................................................................53

We Will Cover..............................................................................53

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................53

Lesson 28 CLR Integration 55

What You Will Learn..............................................................................55

We Will Cover..............................................................................55

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................55

Lesson 29 Indexing Overview 57

What You Will Learn..............................................................................57

We Will Cover..............................................................................57

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................57

Lesson 30 Working with Indexes 59

What You Will Learn..............................................................................59

We Will Cover..............................................................................59

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................59

Lesson 31 Included Columns 61

What You Will Learn..............................................................................61

We Will Cover..............................................................................61

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................61

Lesson 32 Application Security 63

What You Will Learn..............................................................................63

We Will Cover..............................................................................63

Lesson 33 Abstraction Layers 65

What You Will Learn..............................................................................65

We Will Cover..............................................................................65

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................

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