| About The BookThe practical, portable guide to SQL Server 2008 R2! |
From the author and series editor of the immensely popular ADMINISTRATOR'S POCKET CONSULTANT series from Microsoft Press®-this pocket-size guide delivers fast, accurate answers on the spot for IT professionals. Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, 2nd Edition is the ideal concise, immediate reference you'll want with you at all times as you deal with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 and SQL Server® 2008 R2 administration. Whether you handle administration for 50 users or 5000, this hands-on, fast answers guide focuses on what you need to do to get the job done quickly. With extensive easy-to-read tables, lists, and step-by-step instructions, it's the portable, readable guide that you consistently save you time and minimize system downtime by giving you the right information right now. Get fast facts to: Plan, deploy, and configure SQL Server® 2008 R2 Administer server and surface security, access, and network configuration; Import, export, transform, and replicate data Use SQL Server® Management Studio for core administrative tasks Manipulate schemas, tables, indexes, and views Automate maintenance and implement policy-based management Monitor server activity and tune performance Manage log shipping and database mirroring Perform backups and recovery.