Troubleshooting SQL Server

A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Author: Jonathan Kehayias,Ted Krueger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906434786

Category: Client/server computing

Page: 370

View: 8470


This book describes, diagnoses, and solves the most common problems with SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2. The authors explain a basic approach to troubleshooting and the essential tools. They explore areas in which problems arise with regularity: high disk I/O (RAID misconfiguration, inadequate I/O throughput, poor workload distribution, SAN issues, disk partition misalignment); high CPU usage (insufficient memory, poorly written queries, inadequate indexing, inappropriate configuration option settings); memory mismanagement; missing indexes; blocking (caused mainly by poorly designed databases that lack proper keys and indexing, and applications that apply needlessly restrictive transaction isolation levels); deadlocking (Bookmark Lookup, Serializable Range Scan, Cascading Constraint); full transaction logs (lack of log backups, hefty index maintenance operations, long running transaction, problems with replication and mirroring environments); and accidentally-lost data. Finally, the authors discuss diagnosing tools such as the Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views, and server-side tracing. --

Database Administration

The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures

Author: Craig S. Mullins

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133012727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 928

View: 4420


Database Administration, Second Edition , is the definitive, technology-independent guide to the modern discipline of database administration. Packed with best practices and proven solutions for any database platform or environment, this text fully reflects the field’s latest realities and challenges. Drawing on more than thirty years of database experience, Mullins focuses on problems that today’s DBAs actually face, and skills and knowledge they simply must have. Mullins presents realistic, thorough, and up-to-date coverage of every DBA task, including creating database environments, data modeling, normalization, design, performance, data integrity, compliance, governance, security, backup/recovery, disaster planning, data and storage management, data movement/distribution, data warehousing, connectivity, metadata, tools, and more. This edition adds new coverage of “Big Data,” database appliances, cloud computing, and NoSQL. Mullins includes an entirely new chapter on the DBA’s role in regulatory compliance, with substantial new material on data breaches, auditing, encryption, retention, and metadata management. You’ll also find an all-new glossary, plus up-to-the-minute DBA rules of thumb.

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 DBA Survival Guide

Author: Mark Spenik,Orryn Sledge

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 9780672324680

Category: Computers

Page: 1001

View: 1780


Microsoft SQL Server 2000 DBA Survival Guide is organized into several parts that comprise the various jobs and tasks the DBA performs. Each chapter is presented with the goal of providing knowledge and "know-how" to Database Administrators of a SQL Server database. The chapters also offer real-world insight and experience by passing on tips, tricks, and suggestions based on what the authors have learned the hard way. The book also takes time to provide checklists and examples for various SQL Server DBA tasks. The book also provides insight into the tasks that make-up a DBA's job including discussions of topics such as the creation of naming standards and conventions which are essential for efficient administration.

MCTS Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implementation and Maintenance Study Guide

Exam 70-431

Author: Joseph L. Jorden,Dandy Weyn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470080061

Category: Computers

Page: 634

View: 9293


With the release of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft is introducing a new multi-exam certification program. The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implementation and Maintenance exam (70-431) is the first stop for everyone entering this new certification track, and serves as both a single exam certification as well as the entry exam for the MCITP-level certifications. This book provides an introduction to the development and administrative aspects of SQL Server 2005 and features practical guidance for all aspects of the exam. Get a great start in your certification process today with this comprehensive guide which includes: Hundreds of challenging practice questions plus two bonus exams Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine Authoritative coverage of all key exam objectives, including: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2005 Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Supporting Data Consumers Maintaining Databases Monitoring and Troubleshooting SQL Server Performance Creating and Implementing Database Objects Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Healthy SQL

A Comprehensive Guide to Healthy SQL Server Performance

Author: Robert Pearl

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430267720

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 8954


"Robert Pearl, a well-known DBA in the SQL community, explains his holistic vision of a database instance that needs regular check-ups and gives the tools, scripts, and best practices he has collected over the years." Alberto Bolchini, Computing Reviews, May 9, 2016 Healthy SQL is about ensuring the ongoing performance health of a SQL Server database. An unhealthy database is not just an inconvenience; it can bring a business to its knees. And if you are the database administrator, the health of your SQL Server implementation can be a direct reflection on you. It's in everyone's best interest to have a healthy SQL implementation. Healthy SQL is built around the concept of a medical checkup, giving you the tools you need to assess the current health of your database and take action to improve upon that health and maintain good performance to your business. Healthy SQL aids in developing a rigorous routine so that you know how healthy your SQL Server machines are, and how you can keep those same servers healthy and fit for duty. The book is filled with practical advice and a time-tested strategy, helping you put together a regimen that will ensure your servers are healthy, your implementation is fully optimized, your services are redundant and highly available, and you have a plan for business continuity in the event of a disaster. If your current environment doesn't match up with these criteria, then pick up a copy of Healthy SQL today and start your journey on the road to a fit and tight SQL Server deployment.

MCSA / MCSE / MCDBA: SQL Server 2000 Administration Study Guide

Exam 70-228

Author: Rick Sawtell,Joseph L. Jorden,Lance Mortensen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780782151602

Category: Computers

Page: 608

View: 4173


Here's the book you need to prepare for Exam 70-228, Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2000. This Study Guide provides: In-depth coverage of every official exam objective Practical information on installing, configuring, and administering SQL Server 2000 Real-world insights, advice, and recommendations Hundreds of challenging practice questions, in the book and on the CD Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine and electronic flashcards Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including: Installing and configuring SQL Server 2000 Creating SQL Server 2000 databases Managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting SQL Server 2000 databases Extracting and transforming data with SQL Server 2000 Managing and monitoring SQL Server 2000 security Managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting SQL Server 2000 Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

SYBASE DBA Survival Guide

Author: Jeffrey R. Garbus,David S. Solomon

Publisher: Sams

ISBN: 9780672306518

Category: Computers

Page: 509

View: 5532


This text explains the whys and hows behind the database administration process. Users can explore job responsibilities, planning, implementation and performance tuning.

SQL Server Security

Author: David Litchfield

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780072225150

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 4975


Addresses SQL Server vulnerabilities and provides security solutions. Covers installation, administration, and programming--plus security issues such as authentication, encryption, intrusion detection, and more. Written for IT professionals administering or programming any SQL Server-based application--includes coverage of SQL Server 7, SQL Server 2000, and SQL Server (Yukon).