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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

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and hybrid scenarios

While the previous section showed several clear Azure deployments of SQL Server, SQL Server is traditionally hosted on-premises. As data contention grows over time, administrators face the challenge of handling the increased storage space needed for data or for backups, as well as Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO).

Migration to an Azure environment is not always easy or possible. That's why Microsoft incorporated many enhancements in SQL Server to help DBAs succeed when facing these situations. In the following sections, we will go through these enhancements and show you how to use them. Every section contains appropriate situations for using them and also a detailed description of their implementation.

In the next section, we will explore the first hybrid scenario: data files in Azure.

Data files in Azure

Data files in Azure is a topology in which SQL Server runs on-premise or as an Azure...