Pro SQL Server 2012 Administrationis a one-stop source for all the knowledge you'll need to professionally manage a database under Microsoft SQL Server 2012. SQL Server administration is a complex field requiring an unusually broad and well-rounded skill set. A gooddatabase administratormust be part system administrator, part database design expert, and part SQL tuning optimization guru. Above all, he or she must be capable of restoring a damaged database at any time. Database administration requires excellent people skills for dealing with management and clients, and solid technical skills for dealing with the hardware and the software. Pro SQL Server 2012 Administration addresses all aspects of database administration, regardless of the size of the implementation. Install SQL Server 2012 and create new database environments. Develop a sound backup strategy for your database. Perform recovery as needed, which many consider to be job #1. Authors Ken Simmons and Sylvester Carstarphen also help you automate your work throughthe use of policy-based management. Performance optimization gets good coverage, so that you can render assistance when developers need help with problem queries. Rareamong database and other technical books is solid guidance on the people side of the equation. Success as a database administrator comes from working well with others, becoming involved in the community, and building the right combination of technical knowledge and people skills to solve problems and get things done professionally and amicably. Simmons and Carstarphen pay special attention to these aspects of the job in this new edition of their comprehensive book on SQL Server administration. Helps you manage a SQL Server 2012 database at professional level Covers the gamut of database administration skills Provides guidance on performance optimization What youll learn Install SQL Server 2012 and create new databases Implement backup recovery strategies to protect your database, and your job Diagnose and resolvequery performance problems Apply policy-based management for consistency across all databases in an organization Turn every interaction with a client, manager or executive into a stepping-stone towards career success Who this book is for Pro SQL Server 2012 Administration is aimed at junior and seasoned database administrators who are looking to develop their knowledge and skill set in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Readers should already have some exposure to databases in general, or to SQL Server in specific. Table of Contents What's New? Pre-Install Considerations Choosing a High-Availability Solution Installing and Upgrading Post Installation Multi-Server Administration Security Administering Database Objects Indexing for Performance Managing Backups Restore and Recovery Strategies Automating Routine Maintenance Monitoring Your Server Auditing Extended Events Interface Managing Query Performance Secrets to Excelling as a Professional DBA What's Next?