Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database Administrator's Guidebook, 1st edition

  • Carl H. Speshock

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Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database Administrators Guidebook is a start-to-finish guide to every technical and business skill DBAs need to maximize SQL Server performance, security, and scalability. Coverage includes planning, design, installation, optimization, automation, clustering, technical writing, data modeling, and more. Also included: practical help for DBAs migrating from Oracle or Sybase - plus expert guidance for managers who hire DBAs. The CD-ROM includes an extensive library of support documents and scripts.

Table of contents



1. Windows NT/2000 Administration for the SQL Server Database Administrator.

Installing the Operating System. Configuring Operating System Settings and Options. Monitoring the Operating System.

2. Designing SQL Server Systems.

Capacity Planning. RAID. SQL Server File Layout Planning. Server Hardware. Infrastructure Configuration. Performance Considerations.

3. Installing and Upgrading SQL Server/Applying Service Packs.

SQL Server 2000 Editions. SQL Server 2000 New Features and Enhancements over SQL Server 7.0. Upgrading from SQL Server 6.5 to SQL Server 2000 Adds Even More Features and Enhancements. Meeting the Minimum Hardware and Software requirements. Installation Options. Upgrading Options to and for SQL Server 2000. Applying Service Packs.

4. Configuring SQL Server.

Introduction to Configuring SQL Server 2000. SQL Server Properties. SQL Server Agent. SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 Configuration Option Comparison. SQL Server Error Log Files. Network Library Selection and Configuration. System Stored Procedures. Windows 2000 and SQL Server Alerts. SQL Server Agent Jobs.

5. Database Implementation.

Tools for Creating and Managing Databases and Database Objects. Creating and Managing Databases. Creating and Managing Database Objects.

6. Tuning and Monitoring SQL Server. Tools for Tuning and Monitoring SQL Server 2000. Query Optimization.

7. Backing Up and Restoring SQL Server.

Backup and Restore Architecture Overview. Database Backup Methods. Restore Methods. Backing Up and Restoring Databases Involved in Replication. Scheduling Backups.

8. SQL Server Replication.

Replication Overview. Configuring Publishing and Distribution. Types of Replication. Monitoring Replication. Backing Up and Restoring Replication Databases.

9. OLAP Administration via Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.

Analysis Services Overview. Analysis Services Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2000. New Features in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services. Analysis Services Components. OLAP Database Objects. Installing Analysis Services. Creating and Managing OLAP Databases and Objects.

10. Server and Database Security Administration.

Authentication Modes. Roles. SQL Server Login. Methods for Creating and Managing User Logins. Database and Server Permissions.

11. Failover Clustering.

Failover Clustering Modes. Categories of Cluster Applications. Failover Clustering Preinstallation Checklist. Installing Failover Clustering. Creating a Failover Cluster. Failover Clustering Support. Maintaining a Failover Cluster.

12. Data Modeling.

What Is Data Modeling? Logical Data Models. Physical Data Models. Components of a Logical and Physical Data Model. Normalization. Denormalization. Dimensional Modeling.

13. Data Transformation and Loading.

Tools Available for Copying, Loading, and Transforming Data and Objects. Data Transformation Services (DTS). Bulk Copy Program (bcp) and BULK INSERT T-SQL Statement. SELECT INTO T-SQL Command. Choosing a Tool to Import or Export Data.

14. Technical Writing and Verbal Communication Skills.

Technical Writing. Verbal Communication Skills. Tools to Use for Creating Technical Documents and Presentations.


15. Interviewing, Type of Employee, and Starting Your New Job.

Interview Process for a SQL Server DBA Candidate. Choosing the Type of Employee. Outsourcing IT Technology and the SQL Server DBA Role. Creating an SLA for IT Support. Starting Your New Position as a SQL Server DBA.


16. Migrating from Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server.

Oracle Technology Comparison with Microsoft SQL Server. Moving Data between Both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. Migrating an Oracle Database Object or Statement to Microsoft SQL Server.

17. Migrating from Sybase to Microsoft SQL Server.

Why Migrate from Sybase to Microsoft SQL Server? Migration Process. Sybase Technology Comparison with Microsoft SQL Server. Reviewing Sybase T-SQL and Microsoft T-SQL Differences. Security: Server and Database Roles. Database Administration Differences. Sybase Database to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Migration Checklist.

Appendix A: Resources to Acquire or Enhance SQL Server DBA Skills.

Appendix B
Appendix C: Reserved Keywords.

Appendix D: Database Consistency Check (DBCC) Commands.

Maintenance Statements. Miscellaneous Statements. Status Statements. Validation Statements.



Published by Pearson (October 16th 2001) - Copyright © 2002