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Book Review: Troubleshooting SQL Server A Guide for the Accidental DBA

By Jennifer Salvo, 2012/08/24

Over the past few years, Adam and I have won several books at the local MadPASS chapter meetings.  I’ve intended to write a book review for quite awhile and thought I’d start off with this book for several reasons:

Many good reviews of this book already exist and provide a thorough overview of the topics covered.  I have included links to two of them at the end of this post.  Therefore, I am not going to review all the content covered.  Instead, I have listed some points that I found interesting and useful in each chapter.

Overall, as a non-DBA I enjoyed this book more than I expected.  It is written in a very user-friendly and well-organized format.  The content covered is very practical; the tools and techniques discussed in this book may be used to troubleshoot common SQL Server issues on a day-to-day basis.  The authors also provide references to online resources such as blog posts, articles and websites that cover additional content.

Check out a few other reviews of the book ‘Troubleshooting SQL Server A Guide for the Accidental DBA”:

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