One of your last lines of defense for just about any system is to have a backup in place in case there is a need to recover some or all of your data. This is also true for SQL Server. In this tutorial we will discuss selecting the correct recovery models, what backup options are available, and how to create backups using T-SQL commands and SQL Server Management Studio.
The INFORMATION_SCHEMA views allow you to retrieve metadata about the objects within a database. These views can be found in the master database under Views / System Views and be called from any database in your SQL Server instance. In this tutorial we look at some of these INFORMATION_SCHEMA views and how they can be used.
In this tutorial we will cover some of the common issues with performance such as: deadlocks, blocking, missing and unused indexes, I/O bottlenecks, poor query plans, statistics, wait stats and fragmentation.
Many data modelers and database professionals are working with servers that are located in the cloud rather than on-premises, and need to access and share data models using one of those systems. In this democast we will show how you can store and share your data models in the cloud.
DBAs have plenty of day to day tasks to manage, but one overarching task is managing your entire SQL Server environment. Attend this webcast to learn things you should know to stay in control of your SQL Server environment.