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Coming Soon: Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring

Coming Soon: Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring

Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring will be the first book dedicated to the subject of database mirroring. Most books only gloss over the topic of database mirroring. Even books that claim to be dedicated to failover clustering and database mirroring only have a few chapters on mirroring. My book will be more comprehensive and delve deeper than any other discussion on the topic so far.

Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring has just recently been added to Amazon.com's bookshelves. You should start seeing it for presale on other internet booksellers in the near future and should hit the stores in September.

Since this is my first published book, it's been really interesting for me to see it start showing up on internet booksellers in other countries. So far, Sweden leads the pack with three different internet booksellers showing my book. I even learned something new by searching for my book. I learned about the island country of Niue, a self-governing annex of New Zealand. I've wanted to visit New Zealand for a long time, and if I ever make it, I definitely want to include Niue on the itinerary.

For more information, please see the publisher's website or Amazon.com. If you see any other booksellers selling my book, please drop me a message or post it on here!!

Details, details, details

Title: Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring
Author: Robert L Davis
ISBN10: 1-4302-2423-1
ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2423-5
Estimated page count: 400 pages
Publish Date: September 1, 2009
Publisher: Apress Inc.

    Tentative Chapter List:
  1. High Availability Options
  2. Planning and Best Practices
  3. Setting it Up: Step-by-step
  4. Automating Setup and Processes
  5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Simplifying and Automating
  6. Monitoring and Alerting
  7. Building the Missing Components
  8. Upgrading Mirrored Databases to SQL Server 2008
  9. New Features in SQL Server 2008


Posted by Wesley Brown on 11 April 2009

A few chapters??? I don't think I've seen one book with more than a WHOLE chapter dedicated to mirroring.

I spent quite a bit of 2005 traveling with the SQL Server 2005 road shows talking specifically about database mirroring. You can imagine how happy I was when it was cut from RTM....

I look forward to reading your book and seeing a thorough treatment of the subject!

Posted by Robert Davis on 15 April 2009

The lack of information out there is part of the reason I felt compelled to write this book. I did see that there is a book coming out in November called High Availability with Clustering and Database Mirroring. According to the table of contents, it has 4 chapters dedicated to mirroring and 1 chapter that compares mirroring and clustering. Granted, this is a big step up from the norm, but it's still not comprehensive.

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