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.
In this webcast we will look at SQL Server connection issues and how to diagnose and resolve them. Attend this webcast and learn from Robert Davis who is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server and a Data Platform MVP.
DBAs often find themselves doing data modeling as an extra task, and may need some guidance on how to do this effectively. In this webinar we will show you some data modeling tips with ER/Studio, including reverse-engineering, using submodels, color-coding, and more.