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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


The SQL Server ecosystem provides you with a wide set of technologies. The first problem is to know what is the responsibility of every single technology of SQL Server. In the first section of this chapter, we cleared what is necessary to install, which helped us recognize what we need.

In the second section, we prepared our operating system and the complete infrastructure to install SQL Server. The most important decision before starting the installation is which technologies to install and how many computers will be needed to distribute SQL Server services appropriately across an infrastructure. Before installing SQL Server DE itself, we need to ensure that a sufficient set of disk storage is in place, appropriate security accounts are prepared, and all software prerequisites are fulfilled.

The installation described in the Installing SQL Server 2019 on Windows section of this chapter is quite a straightforward process, but we should still consider some settings. Even...