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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 replication on SQL Server

In this section, we will focus on SQL Server replication in detail and we'll learn how to configure replication for a database between different servers. Like with many other features, the configuration can be done with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) or with Transaction-SQL (T-SQL) code, which sometimes provides greater flexibility. Be aware that replication is one of the features that you can configure immediately during installation so that it's available on your system. If you haven't installed the feature, you can always add replication to your existing SQL Server instance, as follows:

Fig. 5.6 – SQL Server Replication setup

The replication topology includes several roles for servers and offers various scenarios. The primary roles we will be working with are as follows:

  • The Publisher: The Publisher is the primary server in the replication topology and hosts the source...