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SQL Server 2019 Administrator's Guide - Second Edition

By : Marek Chmel, Vladimír Mužný
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SQL Server 2019 Administrator's Guide - Second Edition

By: Marek Chmel, Vladimír Mužný

Overview of this book

SQL Server is one of the most popular relational database management systems developed by Microsoft. This second edition of the SQL Server Administrator's Guide will not only teach you how to administer an enterprise database, but also help you become proficient at managing and keeping the database available, secure, and stable. You’ll start by learning how to set up your SQL Server and configure new and existing environments for optimal use. The book then takes you through designing aspects and delves into performance tuning by showing you how to use indexes effectively. You’ll understand certain choices that need to be made about backups, implement security policy, and discover how to keep your environment healthy. Tools available for monitoring and managing a SQL Server database, including automating health reviews, performance checks, and much more, will also be discussed in detail. As you advance, the book covers essential topics such as migration, upgrading, and consolidation, along with the techniques that will help you when things go wrong. Once you’ve got to grips with integration with Azure and streamlining big data pipelines, you’ll learn best practices from industry experts for maintaining a highly reliable database solution. Whether you are an administrator or are looking to get started with database administration, this SQL Server book will help you develop the skills you need to successfully create, design, and deploy database solutions.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Provisioning the SQL Server Environment
Section 2: Server and Database Maintenance
Section 3: High Availability and the Cloud with SQL Server 2019

Performing the upgrade

Once you have finished the planning phase and all the preparations are done, it's time to perform the upgrade/migration of your SQL Server environment. For the scenario used in this chapter, we'll upgrade an existing SQL Server 2016 version to the latest version. One thing you also need to carefully consider is the edition upgrade path that you need to follow.


We will be upgrading to the Enterprise Edition, and the edition will stay the same after the upgrade. You can, however, upgrade between editions. You can find the whole edition and version upgrade matrix on Microsoft's website at where you can see which versions and editions can be upgraded. 

In the next steps, we will consider the in-place upgrade of the SQL Server environment first. Once we have started the SQL Server setup, the setup program...