Administrator's Guide to SQL Server 2005 by Buck Woody

By Buck Woody

´╗┐Buck Woody's new publication might help new and skilled clients alike in getting effective with SQL Server 2005 fast. His distinct recognition to safety and function make this an excellent reference that's certain to stay correct for your time. --Chip Andrews, CISSP, MCDBA, Director of analysis and improvement specific Ops safety, Inc. "SQL 2005 is the main interesting improve to come back out of Redmond in years; this publication may help you wake up and working fast to take complete benefit of it! while you're searching for a ebook approximately upgrading to SQL 2005, glance no additional, this one is all you wish. It provides all you want to benefit from every little thing SQL 2005 has to supply, and that's a lot!" --Doug Ellis, region Technical supervisor, Cognos "Buck Woody offers perception into administering SQL Server 2005 that each one builders and database directors will locate worthwhile; the booklet assumes little or no wisdom by way of offering 'DBA a hundred and one' sections so as to no longer alienate the skilled reader whereas offering the mandatory advent to themes for these much less experienced." --Doug Holland, visible C# MVP, Precision gadgets "SQL Server 2005 is a landmark unencumber and this identify does an amazing task of hitting every little thing new in SQL 2005. It covers new and superior management instruments, and comprises an summary of Notification companies, SQL Server provider dealer, Reporting prone, Integration providers, and research companies. therefore, you can actually paintings by yourself SQL Server 2005 recommendations quick and painlessly. eventually, this booklet offers you a kick off point, a roadmap, after which the instruments and data to take advantage of this strong new database server to its fullest energy. So, commence your desktop and prepare to profit SQL Server 2005!" --Alexzander N. Nepomnjashiy, SQL Server DBA, NeoSystems NorthWest "A good creation to administering SQL 2005. The 'DBA a hundred and one' sections supply helpful suggestions for the hot DBA, stable assessment for the skilled DBA, and the one zero one label allows the professional DBA to bypass easy fabric and bounce forward to the place the genuine motion is!. Buck's conversational writing variety makes this an stress-free and clean distinction to the vast majority of tech books written those days." --Brad Russell, MCDBA, Visionary Integration execs the full, functional, a hundred% invaluable consultant for each SQL Server 2005 DBA! This publication has one target: to assist database directors and their managers run SQL Server 2005 with greatest potency, reliability, and function. well known SQL Server specialist dollar Woody covers each side of database management, from deploy and configuration via retaining enterprise-class enterprise intelligence environments. in case you are a brand new SQL Server administrator, dollar may help you grasp middle projects rapidly--and keep away from expensive errors that merely appear while it really is too overdue. if you are accustomed to earlier models of SQL Server, he will get you up-to-speed quick on every thing new that issues, from excessive availability advancements and Integration prone to the SQL Server administration Studio. no matter what your historical past, you can find most sensible practices, real-world eventualities, and easy-to-use automation scripts--all grounded in Buck's unsurpassed SQL Server wisdom. / Timesaving information, functional purposes, and start-to-finish examples all through / comprehend the main "decision issues" at each level of your SQL Server deployment / practice daily upkeep extra successfully, from hotfixes to backup/recovery / Automate upkeep initiatives with the SQL Server Agent / identify and audit defense on SQL Server 2005 and the underlying home windows Server platform / visual display unit and optimize SQL Server: baselining, profiling, index suggestions, question refactoring, and extra / Maximize availability utilizing replication, clustering, mirroring, and SQL Server's new on-line indexing / Leverage vital new advancements in Integration companies and Reporting companies / Use research prone to aid enterprise-class enterprise Intelligence deployments / Even arrange an easy configuration of SQL Server 2005 for free--legally! Foreword xviii bankruptcy 1: set up and Configuration 1 bankruptcy 2: structure and instruments 35 bankruptcy three: upkeep and Automation ninety nine bankruptcy four: safety 173 bankruptcy five: tracking and Optimization 237 bankruptcy 6: excessive Availability 295 bankruptcy 7: Notification companies and the provider dealer 365 bankruptcy eight: Integration companies 399 bankruptcy nine: Reporting prone 451 bankruptcy 10: research providers 515 Appendix A: Upgrading to SQL Server 2005 581 Index 605

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The Version Store process handles those transactions. Page and Text Manager SQL Server 2005 database storage is divided into "pages," which are 8K units on the hard drive. Pages are combined into "extents," which are eight pages long, making an extent 64K in size. Physically positioning this storage and tracking how fragmented (far apart from each other) they become is the job of the Page and Text Manager process. SOS and Meta Data To facilitate easy access to the operating system and thread scheduling, Microsoft has replaced its previous OS layer interaction process (UMS) with the SQL OS (SOS) process.

What this means is that if you enter a row of data and then immediately delete it, both transactions go through the log. The only time that this does not hold true is when you enable the database to bypass the log when a special import process is run, called a bulk load. When an application retrieves data, the client submits a query through whatever connection method the application uses, once again using the networking layer on both systems, sending the request on to the 36 37 database engine.

35 36 You can have more than one of each of these kinds of files. In fact, you can create as many database and log files as you want. Placing them on different physical devices will help with performance, because you can specify what database objects, such as tables and indexes, are placed on these files. That allows you to plan the layout of your database, separating the heavily used objects onto different physical devices. Because those devices can deliver the data without interfering with each other, you get better response.

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