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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

Configuring SQL Server environment

Once you have installed your SQL Server and performed the patching to the current patch level required, you need to configure basic settings on the SQL Server and also on the Windows Server itself. There are several settings on the Windows Server that have an impact on your SQL Server's performance and security, and these need to be updated before you put the server into production. The following are the basic options that you need to configure on the operating system:

  • Configuring security rights for your SQL Server account
  • Configuring power settings
  • Configuring firewall rules

Configuring security rights for your SQL Server account

During the installation of the SQL Server, you're choosing an account that will be used to run all SQL Server services. There are quite a few considerations for a proper choice but, in this chapter, we'll focus more on the follow-up configuration. Such an account...