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Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches

Don Jones
  • April 2014
  • ISBN 9781617292132
  • 256 pages
  • printed in black & white

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Concise and easy to understand, even on the most challenging topics.

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Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches is the perfect way to get started with SQL Server operations, including maintenance, backup and recovery, high availability, and performance monitoring. In about an hour a day over a month, you'll learn exactly what you can do, and what you shouldn't touch. Most importantly, you'll learn the day-to-day tasks and techniques you need to keep SQL Server humming along smoothly.

about the book

Microsoft SQL Server is used by millions of businesses, ranging in size from Fortune 500s to small shops worldwide. Whether you're just getting started as a DBA, supporting a SQL Server-driven application, or you've been drafted by your office as the SQL Server admin, you do not need a thousand-page book to get up and running.

Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches is the perfect way to get started with SQL Server. This concise, easy-to-read book skips academic introductions and teaches you day-to-day techniques for maintenance, backup and recovery, performance monitoring, and more. Each of the 21 short lessons gives you practical takeaways you'll use over and over.

what's inside

  • Master the basics—ndexes, logins, backup, recovery... and more
  • Learn what you can and cannot do when supporting a third-party application
  • Monitor and improve performance
  • Written by expert trainer and bestselling author Don Jones

about the author

Don Jones is a Microsoft MVP, speaker, and trainer. He is the creator of the Month of Lunches series and author of over 50 books on PowerShell, IIS, Active Directory, SCCM, SQL Server, and more.

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The essentials of SQL Server Administration, distilled into a friendly format.

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Contains all the steps needed to become a professional DBA.

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