Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration by Ross Mistry

By Ross Mistry

If you want to set up, deal with, or safe Microsoft SQL Server 2008, this can be the whole, fast moving, task-based reference you have been looking for. Authored via a world-class professional on SQL Server within the firm, this e-book is going a ways past the fundamentals, taking up the advanced initiatives that DBAs have the desire to make the main of Microsoft's flagship database platform. SQL Server MVP, Ross Mistry offers confirmed suggestions for SQL Server 2008 install, improvements, backup/restore, info move, indexing, excessive availability, defense, and masses extra. He attracts on large checking out in high-profile creation environments to provide step by step ideas and robust assistance you will not locate wherever else.

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3 lists the upgrade paths for SQL Server 2008. 5 Not supported Note In-place upgrades can only be accomplished when using the same edition. For example, an upgrade from SQL Server 2005 Standard to SQL Server 2008 Enterprise cannot be achieved. Nevertheless, there is a way around this situation. It is possible to upgrade from SQL Server 2005 Standard to SQL Server 2008 Standard and then conduct an edition upgrade to SQL Server 2008 Enterprise. Should You Upgrade the Operating System to Windows Server 2008?

Determine Which SQL Server 2008 Features to Install Give serious thought to the SQL Server 2008 features before installing them. The modular setup of SQL Server 2008 is made up of many independent features, previously referred to as components, allowing for complete customization by organizations. This typically results in minimal surface area and more granularity compared with older editions of SQL Server. This improved modular installation process is said to be “slim and efficient” like other new Microsoft products such as Windows Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2007.

As a result, not only will readers gain knowledge about SQL Server 2008, but they will also have the opportunity to understand the advantages of running SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008. What Is in This Book? This book is organized into five parts, with each part made up of several chapters focusing on core SQL Server 2008 elements. The parts and chapters of the book are detailed in this section. Part I: Installing, Administering, and Managing the Database Engine The first part of the book begins by providing an overview of SQL Server 2008, including planning and installing the new platform.

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