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Beginning Backup and Restore for SQL Server Data Loss Management and Prevention Techniques

Beginning Backup and Restore for SQL Server Data Loss Management and Prevention Techniques

Author: Bradley Beard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2018

Be guided through the techniques to back up and restore databases and files in SQL Server. Multiple techniques are presented for ensuring the integrity and consistency of database backups, as well as the reliability and manageability of restoring from backups. In today's data-driven world, the most important asset that a company has is its data. Data recovery strategies can be wide ranging; from the practically non-existent backup without verification to a very complex, distributed, and redundant system. An important objective for any database administrator is data loss prevention, and in a catastrophic data loss event, pre-defined data recovery techniques must be employed in order to get the databases back up and running efficiently and quickly. Using a tutorial method of teaching, Beginning Backup and Restore for SQL Server explores the many facets behind the principles of backing up and restoring data from your database, and then shows practical application methods for getting the work done quickly and correctly. This book is an essential guide toward discovering the correct path to protecting the data for your organization. What You'll Learn Be instructed on backup and restore techniques and principles Understand the importance of a fully implemented backup plan in SQL Server Agent Integrate backup and restore techniques into an existing environment Consider space and time requirements for backup and restore operations Master the principles for common deployment types Who This Book Is For Administrators who need to learn or refresh their knowledge of how to back up and restore SQL Server databases in various scenarios

Beginning SQL Server R Services Analytics for Data Scientists

Beginning SQL Server R Services Analytics for Data Scientists

Author: Bradley Beard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2016

Learn how to develop powerful data analytics applications quickly for SQL Server database administrators and developers. Organizations will be able to sift data and derive the business intelligence needed to drive business decisions and profit. The addition of R to SQL Server 2016 places a powerful analytical processor into an environment most developers are already comfortable with - Visual Studio. This book walks even the newest of users through the creation process of a powerful R-language tool set for use in analyzing and reporting on your data. As a SQL Server database administrator or developer, it is sometimes difficult to stay on the bleeding edge of technology. Microsoft's addition of R to SQL Server 2016 is sure to be a game-changer, and the language will certainly become an integral part of future releases. R is in fact widely used today in statistical and related applications, and its use is only growing. Beginning SQL Server R Services helps you jump on board this important trend by providing good examples with detailed explanations of the WHY and not just the HOW. Walks you through setup and installation of SQL Server R Services. Explains the basics of working with R Tools for Visual Studio. Provides a road map to successfully creating custom R code. What You Will Learn Discover R's role in the SQL Server 2016 hierarchy. Manage the components needed to run SQL Server R Services code. Run R-language analytics and queries inside the database. Create analytic solutions that run across multiple datasets. Gain in-depth knowledge of the R language itself. Implement custom SQL Server R Services solutions. Who This Book Is For Any level of database administrator or developer, but specifically it's for those developers with the need to develop powerful data analytics applications quickly. Seasoned R developers will appreciate the book for its robust learning pattern, using visual aids in combination with properties explanations and scenarios. Beginning SQL Server R Services is the perfect new hire gift for new database developers in any organization.

Practical Maintenance Plans in SQL Server Automation for the DBA

Practical Maintenance Plans in SQL Server Automation for the DBA

Author: Bradley Beard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

This book is a complete guide to setting up and maintaining maintenance plans for SQL Server Database Administrators. Maintenance plans too often consist of a backup task and that's it, but there is so much more that can and must be done to ensure the integrity of your most important company resource - the data you are tasked to manage and safeguard. This book walks even the newest of users through creating a powerful, automated maintenance plan. Automate your job using SQL Server Agent to leverage the power of Maintenance Plans to deliver real, proactive solutions to common issues. Schedule common tasks such as backups and index rebuilds to run automatically, and get early-warning notifications of impending problems relating to resource usage and query performance. By the time your boss knows to call you about a problem, you'll have already called him to describe your solution. The large majority of books never really cover the topic of inheriting a database server with multiple live databases; the common thread is that the databases will be created and maintained by the reader forever and ever. In the real world, that scenario rarely happens. Practical Maintenance Plans in SQL Server covers that scenario and provides you with the knowledge and tools needed to get comfortable writing your own maintenance plans for any SQL Server database, whether created by you or inherited. Shows the different tasks that can be run in a maintenance plan. Explains how and why those tasks can be implemented. Provides a roadmap to creating your own custom maintenance plan. What You Will Learn Implement a completely automated backup maintenance plan Be alerted to performance problems and outages ahead of your boss Learn the different types of database maintenance tasks Plan the workflow of tasks within a maintenance plan Automate your work by implementing custom maintenance plans Who This Book Is For Practical Maintenance Plans in SQL Server is for any level of database administrator, but specifically it's for those administrators with a real need to set up a powerful maintenance plan quickly. New and seasoned administrators will appreciate the book for its robust learning pattern of visual aids in combination with explanations and scenarios. Practical Maintenance Plans in SQL Server is the perfect new hire gift for new database administrators in any organization.