You’re a systems administrator or developer who’s been stuck in charge of the SQL Server. You have a couple of production SQL Servers, no high availability or disaster recovery, and around 100GB of data or less on each server.
You’ve never been to a “real” SQL Server training class, and you’ve been Googling your way through problems alright, but you’re starting to realize that this SQL Server thing is kinda complicated.
Let’s get you up to speed, quickly, with the most important things to learn before they catch you by surprise and ruin your day. No theory here, only the real deal production stuff, pronto.
- How to configure your backups
- How data gets corrupted, and how to detect corruption before your users do
- How to apply patches (and which ones to apply)
- How to configure a new SQL Server
- How to use Agent jobs, and why you should probably push back when your users ask for one
Click on the modules at right and start your learning journey.
- Backups 1: 3 Common Strategies
- Backups 2: Restores
- Backups 3: Setting Up Maintenance Plans
- Backups 4: Setting Up Ola Hallengren’s Maintenance Scripts
- Backups: Reading from Databases During Restores
- Configuration: Anti-Virus
- Configuration: Instant File Initialization
- Configuration: Lock Pages in Memory (LPIM)
- Configuration: Prepare for Emergencies with the Remote DAC
- Configuration: Sending Emails with Database Mail
- Configuration: sp_configure Settings
- Configuration: TempDB Files and Sizes
- Corruption 1: How it Happens, and How to Detect It
- Corruption 2: DBCC CHECKDB for VLDBs
- Maintenance: Agent Jobs
- Maintenance: Patches: Which Ones to Apply, When, and How
- Maintenance: Shrinking Files