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Which are the best "Sql Server Books" for a newbie having an experience of over 1 yrs.?
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SQL Server 2008 Administration In Action
 
12.5%
1
Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA
 
25%
2
Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration
 
12.5%
1
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed
0%
0
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management & Administration
0%
0
Professional SQL Server 2008 Administration
0%
0
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 A Beginner's Guide
 
25%
2
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals
 
12.5%
1
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible
 
12.5%
1
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Posted Saturday, January 19, 2013 2:47 PM
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Hi Guys,

It's a multi choice, so be smart to pick more than one, and help others in their quest for gaining knowledge, and becoming expert DBA's

If possible pls. specify a reason, for your selection, and your personal experiences if any what you've achieved by making use of any of these books. Feel free to suggest your own, if I've missed any.

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Posted Monday, January 21, 2013 12:20 AM
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I've heard the Accidental DBA is a very good book and frequently mentioned on these forums, Kalen Delaney's SQL Server 2008 Internals is another good book, and worth having ont he bookshelf.

I'd also recomend SQL Server Execution Plans by Grant Fritchey, if you dont have a copy, as it will give you an understanding of how to disect query plans and suggest/make query changes.

There are also a couple of good Internals books by Itzik Ben-Gan, that while they are more aimed a developers they also have some very good nuggets of information for DBA's.

Read MS white papers around Lock contention and High performance DB's, as they often have best practices and some very good ideas.

In the end doing the job on a daily basis is the best way to learn, the books and white papers are mainly reference materials and handy goto guides.


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