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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

Chapter 1: Setting Up SQL Server 2019

Microsoft SQL Server is not just a database engine; over the years, it has become a very complex and robust technology set for data management, analysis, and visualizations. As the progress of technologies incorporated into SQL Server grows, it has become more complicated to decide which specific technology is needed, how to prepare the environment for its installation, and which configuration properties administrators should be aware of. With the rising popularity of cloud services, we also have a great option to host database services in Microsoft Azure as well. This chapter offers an introduction to the SQL Server technology stack in on-premises environments and helps you to accomplish its proper installation to start your work with SQL Server.

In this chapter, we will study what the SQL Server technology set contains and the purpose of each technology. We will also get familiar with the prerequisites and pre-installation steps, and will...