Pro SQL Server 2008 Administration

Pro SQL Server 2008 Administration

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Pro SQL Server 2008 Administration is critical for database administrators seeking in-depth knowledge on administering SQL Server 2008. This book covers the impact of the new features available in SQL Server 2008 specifically targeted for database administrators, along with the tried-and-true advanced techniques required to support and maintain Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Introduces new administration features of SQL Server 2008
  • Shows how to manage a SQL Server 2008 database at professional level
  • Provides guidance on performance optimization

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430223733
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 08/27/2009
Series: Expert's Voice in SQL Server
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Ken Simmons is a database administrator and developer specializing in Microsoft SQL Server and .NET. He is currently working with a global electronic payment service provider in Columbus, Georgia. He has been working in the IT industry since 2000 and holds certifications for MCP, MCAD, MCSD, MCDBA, and MCTS for SQL 2005. Ken is highly active in the online community and often participates in the SQL forums on MSDN and SQLServerCentral. He enjoys sharing tips that he discovers by writing articles for SQLServerCentral and He has also formed an SQL Server Users Group in Columbus, Georgia, for SQL Server professionals to come together to share knowledge and resources. When he is not working, Ken enjoys traveling with his wife, Susan, and son, Nathan, and can often be found on a cruise ship, at a Disney resort, or at the beach in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida.

Table of Contents

  1. New Feature Overview
  2. Pre-Installation Considerations
  3. Choosing a High Availability Solution
  4. Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  5. Upgrading to Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  6. Post Installation
  7. Multi-Server Administration
  8. Managing Security within the Database Engine
  9. Administering Database Objects
  10. Indexing for Performance
  11. Managing Backups
  12. Restore and Recovery Strategies
  13. Automating Routine Maintenance
  14. Monitoring Your Server
  15. Auditing SQL Server
  16. Managing Query Performance
  17. Secrets to Excelling as a Professional DBA
  18. What's Next?

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