I’ve grown up reading Tom Clancy and probably most of you have at least seen Red October, so this book caught my eye when browsing used books for a recent trip. It’s a fairly human look at what’s involved in sailing on a Trident missile submarine…
SQLPass Summit 2012, the
world’s largest and most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL
Server and BI professionals is in full swing.
This is the ultimate conference that is planned and presented by the SQL
Server community for the SQL Server community. In that light, I want to make honorable
mention of two new SQL Server books out in time for PASS, by a rising star in
the SQL Server Community.
A truly dedicated growing SQL professional, who
travel around on the event circuit, and generously donating his time to sharing
their knowledge with other aspiring SQL professionals. He totally gets what it means to be part of
the #sqlfamily, and deserves some mention here among those who are worthy
(IMHO) and on-track to earning the title of SQL MVP.
Today, I highlight
leader for the Columbus, GA SQL Users Group, PASS Regional Mentor for Greater
South East US.
looking for a great resource on Backup and Restore, then you need to check out
Techniques for Backing up and Restoring Databases in SQL Server. As per Tim, “Backups and restores are the core foundation
of a DBA’s job”, and this reference will provide great help DBAs everywhere.
Amazon, Tim’s book is one that all DBAs should have at their fingertips.
based on his popular SQLSaturday presentation, “Know
Backups, Know Recovery”, will give you the knowledge you need for a backup
and restore strategy, essential to every DBA’s playbook. I recently wrote about the need to Have
a Restore Plan, and emphasized that backups need to be regularly restored
It makes me
glad to learn, that the inspirational birthplace of Tim’s book serendipitously
occurred at SQLSaturday
158 in NYC, back in August. Discussing the book on his blog, Tim tells us
that “It was during my presentation in New York City at SQL Saturday 158 that
Rick Morelan heard me speak and told me he thought my session would make a
great book.” Indeed, and I was actually
in the middle of that conversation meeting up with both Rick and Tim. I am also honored that Tim included me as one
of the folks in the Acknowledgement section.
The book is
valuable for DBAs at all levels, and certainly is a great jump-start to the “accidental
DBA” who is inheriting and managing small and large SQL Server database
Here is an excerpt describing the content: “As a database administrator there are
certain skills that we are expected know and know extremely well. Two of those
skills are making backups and performing restores. Backups and restores are the
core foundation of a DBA’s job. This book is designed to help the beginner and
mid-level DBA to get a strong understanding of the types of backups available
within SQL Server and how to restore each of those backups.”
You can check
out Tim’s blog at http://www.timradney.com
, and also he discussed his new book here: http://timradney.com/2012/11/01/sql-backup-and-recovery/
If you are
currently attending PASS, please note that Tim will be on-site to sign your
copy. Wednesday night at the Idera Happy Hour at Fox Sports Grill and
another book signing on Friday at the Joes2Pros booth
during the second hour of lunch.
congratulate Tim on his new SQL book!
I will have another DBA higlight and book to introduce by another SQL Server Pro in the community soon.
In the meanwhile,I’m SQL Server MVP, Robert Pearl, and ask
you to follow me on twitter @Pearlknows, and keep watch for a very exciting campaign, no not the 2012
election – that’s finally over, but one that is designed to build awareness in the SQL Server
community to keep your servers humming…