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Recommendations on "Sql Server Books" for newbies


Recommendations on "Sql Server Books" for newbies

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Which are the best "Sql Server Books" for a newbie having an experience of over 1 yrs.?

12.5% - 1 vote SQL Server 2008 Administration In Action
12.5% 1 vote
25% - 2 votes Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA
25% 2 votes
12.5% - 1 vote Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration
12.5% 1 vote
0% - 0 votes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed
0% 0 votes
0% - 0 votes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management & Administration
0% 0 votes
0% - 0 votes Professional SQL Server 2008 Administration
0% 0 votes
25% - 2 votes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 A Beginner's Guide
25% 2 votes
12.5% - 1 vote Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals
12.5% 1 vote
12.5% - 1 vote Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible
12.5% 1 vote
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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 :-P

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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Faisal
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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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