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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

Understanding the basics of disaster recovery

Disaster recovery is a set of tools, policies, and procedures that help us while recovering our systems after a disastrous event. DR is just a subset of a more complex discipline called business continuity planning, where more variables come into place and you expect more sophisticated plans on how to recover the business operations. With careful planning, you can minimize the effects of the disaster – however, you must keep in mind that it's nearly impossible to completely avoid disasters. Such a set of tools, policies, and procedures would be used, for example, during natural disasters when your data center or site of operations is compromised. Another great example that's very relevant today is all kinds of cyberattack, where your infrastructure may be compromised.

The main goal of a DR plan is to minimize the downtime of our service and to minimize data loss. To measure these objectives, we use special...