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Just taken new Job as a SQL Server DBA, can anyone recommend some learning material?


Just taken new Job as a SQL Server DBA, can anyone recommend some learning material?

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I come from a SQL developer background but have now taken a position as a DBA. Recovery plans , security policies , are new to me. So need to gain some knowledge before I start the new role.

I found this book does any know if its worth getting?

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The two books below in my signature can help with query tuning. I also wrote part of an introductory book called Begginning SQL Server 2012 Administration. After that, all the free books available from Red Gate are a priceless resource.

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Thanks Guys appreciate your suggestions.
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Hi Bugg,

I think 'Trounbleshooting SQL Server, A Guide for Accidental DBAs' by Johnathan Kehayias and Ted Krueger, would be a good read before you start. It's available on the Red Gate site for free as an ebook. (Same link as posted by Grant).

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Hi Bugg,

I think 'Trounbleshooting SQL Server, A Guide for Accidental DBAs' by Johnathan Kehayias and Ted Krueger, would be a good read before you start. It's available on the Red Gate site for free as an ebook. (Same link as posted by Grant).

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that one helped me get a rather large head start and would highly recommend it. Redgate just released a new one on backup and restores that im in the process of moving to my kindle as i type. but knowing redgate should be preaty good.


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Hey ,
i think going with
SQLSERVERCENTRAL books is good beside this
for some Quick learning you can use
SQL server 2008 for dummies
and going through blogs of Experienced DBA
will do it for you.


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Grant Fritchey's book SQL Server Execution Plans is also an excellent resource for learning how to tune your troublesome queries.


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