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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)
1
Section 1: Provisioning the SQL Server Environment
4
Section 2: Server and Database Maintenance
9
Section 3: High Availability and the Cloud with SQL Server 2019

Preparing the SQL Server 2019 installation on Windows

The previous section described the whole set of services and features contained in SQL Server. From now on, we will pay attention to on-premises SQL Server DE installed on Windows only.

In this section, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Which edition of SQL Server to buy with respect to the features and performance capabilities
  • How to prepare our Windows operating system and other prerequisites
  • Installation options such as installation wizard, Command Prompt, and the sysprep utility

Edition comparison

Microsoft provides SQL Server in several editions. Each edition has its supported features, and with these features, the allocation of resources will differentiate. This can be seen in terms of performance, price, runtime, and service availability. A complete edition comparison matrix is published at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-server/editions-and-components-of-sql-server...