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Lesson 1

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section I Lesson 1: Understanding SQL Server (Downloadable Version)

This lesson aims to give you an overview of what SQL Server is and the different flavors of SQL Server you may encounter. We will also cover the different components of SQL Server that are included in the product.

Duration: 00:08:11  File Size: 6 MB

Lesson 2

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 2 Lesson 2: Common Uses of SQL Server (Downloadable Version)

In order to manage all your SQL Servers, you first must find them. In this lesson, we will look at different places where you might find SQL Server in your environment. The goal is to provide you with more information about how SQL Server is used so that you can recognize situations where SQL Servers may be in use.

Duration: 00:04:27  File Size: 4 MB

Lesson 3

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 2 Lesson 3: SQL Server Management Studio (Downloadable Version)

You will work with many tools in the process of managing SQL Servers, but none more so than the SQL Server Management Studio(SSMS). The goal of this lesson will be to orient you with SSMS and show you how it is used.

Duration: 00:16:48  File Size: 21 MB

Lesson 4

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 2 Lesson 4: SQL Server Configuration Manager (Downloadable Version)

Continuing our look at tools, this lesson will introduce you to the Configuration Manager and how it is used to manage the settings of the various services.

Duration: 00:09:32  File Size: 11 MB

Lesson 5

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 2 Lesson 5: SQL Server Profiler (Downloadable Version)

A fantastic tool for analysis and troubleshooting is the Profiler. In this brief introduction we will show you the basics of Profiler and make sure you know how to get around with the tool.

Duration: 00:09:47  File Size: 22 MB

Lesson 6

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 2 Lesson 6: Business Intelligence Development Studio (Downloadable Version)

If you’re developing database projects such as Integration Services packages or Reporting Services repots, you will use the Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS). This lesson will help you get familiar with the tool.

Duration: 00:06:01  File Size: 7 MB

Lesson 7

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 3 Lesson 7: Understanding Tables (Downloadable Version)

This lesson serves as the first of two lessons that will cover relational database basics. It is easier to manage SQL Server if you have at least a passing understanding of what databases are and how they are structured. In this lesson, we will focus on the foundation of databases, namely tables.

Duration: 00:11:54  File Size: 22 MB

Lesson 8

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 3 Lesson 8: Understanding Relationships (Downloadable Version)

This lesson builds on the preceding by extending our discussion of relational databases. We will look at how the data in tables is joined through the concept of relationships.

Duration: 00:10:16  File Size: 13 MB

Lesson 9

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 4 Lesson 9: Database Files (Downloadable Version)

This lesson provides you with some detail as to how SQL Server manages databases. We will look at the different files that make up a database and how they are managed.

Duration: 00:14:17  File Size: 17 MB

Lesson 10

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 4 Lesson 10: The Transaction Log (Downloadable Version)

Crucial to the operation of SQL Server and therefore crucial to your knowledge is the transaction log. This lesson aims to explain the workings of the transaction log and to give you an idea of how recovery models affect its use.

Duration: 00:09:31  File Size: 8 MB

Lesson 11

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 4 Lesson 11: Understanding System Databases (Downloadable Version)

System databases are used by SQL Server to keep all its internal processes up and running. We will look at each system database and how each contributes to the function of SQL Server as a whole.

Duration: 00:09:22  File Size: 11 MB

Lesson 12

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 5 Lesson 12: Processor Settings (Downloadable Version)

Often SQL Server is installed on a server with a few other applications running. In this lesson, we will look at the settings that control how SQL Server interacts with the server’s CPUs.

Duration: 00:04:35  File Size: 6 MB

Lesson 13

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 5 Lesson 13: Memory Settings (Downloadable Version)

Just as important as the CPUs, memory also plays an enormous role for SQL Server. This lesson will show you the available memory settings and explain why you might need to make changes.

Duration: 00:05:14  File Size: 6 MB

Lesson 14

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 6 Lesson 14: Backing Up Databases (Downloadable Version)

A crucial task when working with SQL Server is backing up the databases. This lesson will show you what you need to know to make sure you can backup your databases and protect yourself from data loss.

Duration: 00:16:19  File Size: 21 MB

Lesson 15

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 6 Lesson 15: Scheduling Backups (Downloadable Version)

This lesson will be an introduction to SQL Server jobs. We will look specifically at how you can schedule routine maintenance such as backups in order to reduce the amount of manual work you need to put into managing SQL Server.

Duration: 00:17:08  File Size: 25 MB

Lesson 16

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 7 Lesson 16: Restoring Databases (Downloadable Version)

What good is backing up if you can’t restore your database in the event of a loss? This lesson will provide you with the information necessary to perform a database restore.

Duration: 00:12:31  File Size: 22 MB

Lesson 17

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 7 Lesson 17: Restoring System Databases (Downloadable Version)

Restoring System databases is a little different than restoring user databases. In this lesson we will look at those differences and walk through the process of restoring system databases.

Duration: 00:09:47  File Size: 14 MB

Lesson 18

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 8 Lesson 18: Managing Logins (Downloadable Version)

You first line of security is the login. This lesson will explain logins and show you how to create them and manage the permissions assigned to each login.

Duration: 00:13:27  File Size: 20 MB

Lesson 19

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 8 Lesson 19: Database Users (Downloadable Version)

Users are separate from logins and control the access granted into individual databases. In this lesson, we will look at what users are and how they are managed.

Duration: 00:05:52  File Size: 9 MB

Lesson 20

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 8 Lesson 20: Database Roles (Downloadable Version)

Database roles are used to manage groups of users and assign the users permissions to do things in a database. This lesson aims to arm you with the information you need to manage database roles or even create your own.

Duration: 00:08:41  File Size: 12 MB

Lesson 21

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 8 Lesson 21: Ownership Chaining (Downloadable Version)

This lesson will focus on a discussion of ownership chaining. This is an important concept in security and without fully understanding it, you may be handing out more permissions than your users need. We will talk specifically about what ownership changing is and look at some real-world examples.

Duration: 00:11:48  File Size: 22 MB

Lesson 22

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 9 Lesson 22: Data Manipulation Language (Downloadable Version)

This will be the first lesson where we look at Transact SQL or T-SQL. T-SQL is the language used to work with SQL Server data and objects. In this lesson, we look at Data Manipulation Language (DML), which is used to work with the data being stored in your database.

Duration: 00:24:46  File Size: 42 MB

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Lesson 23

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 9 Lesson 23: Data Definition Language (Downloadable Version)

In order to create and modify objects in databases such as tables or views, you use Data Definition Language (DDL). In this lesson, we will look at the basics of DDL and how it is used.

Duration: 00:14:13  File Size: 20 MB

Lesson 24

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 10 Lesson 24: Stored Procedures (Downloadable Version)

In addition to structures such as tables, databases are also made up of programming structures that allow you to run T-SQL code. The most common of these structures are stored procedures. In this lesson, we will look at what stored procedures are, how they are created, and how you set up security on them.

Duration: 00:09:44  File Size: 15 MB

Lesson 25

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 10 Lesson 25: Functions (Downloadable Version)

This lesson will cover functions, another programming option in SQL Server databases.

Duration: 00:11:10  File Size: 17 MB

Lesson 26

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 10 Lesson 26: Views (Downloadable Version)

This lesson will cover views. Views provide access to data without the need to access a table directly. We will look at what you need to know to use views effectively.

Duration: 00:09:32  File Size: 18 MB

Lesson 27

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 10 Lesson 27: Triggers (Downloadable Version)

Triggers allow you to have bits of T-SQL run automatically in response to an event such as data being inserted into a table. This lesson will cover the different types of triggers and how you can use them in your databases.

Duration: 00:12:49  File Size: 20 MB

Lesson 28

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 10 Lesson 28: CLR Integration (Downloadable Version)

With the release of SQL Server 2005, we were given the ability to use CLR code structures within SQL Server. This lesson will show you how this is accomplished and how you can make stored procedures, functions, or types in SQL Server that reference CLR code.

Duration: 00:10:47  File Size: 13 MB

Lesson 29

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 11 Lesson 29: Indexing Overview (Downloadable Version)

Indexing is a huge topic in the world of SQL Server. This lesson will provide you with the basics of what indexes are how SQL Server uses them to find data.

Duration: 00:07:27  File Size: 5 MB

Lesson 30

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 11 Lesson 30: Working with Indexes (Downloadable Version)

This lesson will build on the last by providing you with what you need to know about the different types of indexes. In addition, we will look at how each type of index is implemented.

Duration: 00:13:10  File Size: 23 MB

Lesson 31

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 11 Lesson 31: Included Columns (Downloadable Version)

This final indexing lesson will discuss a relatively new feature of SQL Server: included columns in indexes. We will look at what they are and how they are implemented in SQL Server.

Duration: 00:06:01  File Size: 9 MB

Lesson 32

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 12 Lesson 32: Application Security (Downloadable Version)

We have looked at several security concepts and this lesson will bring these concepts together to help you make a real-world decision. We will look at the most common options for allowing applications access to SQL Server and the pros and cons of each.

Duration: 00:11:16  File Size: 15 MB

Lesson 33

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA LiveLessons (Video Training): Section 12 Lesson 33: Abstraction Layers (Downloadable Version)

This final lesson will be a discussion on creating abstraction layers. Abstraction layers have several uses and we will examine each as well as take a look at the problems that can arise when you don’t have an abstraction layer.

Duration: 00:11:53  File Size: 23 MB

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  • Copyright 2009
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
  • Pages: 80
  • Edition: 1st
  • DVD
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-60277-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-60277-0

SQL Server Fundamentals for the Accidental DBA

Eric Johnson

For power users, developers, IT pros, and anyone who manages SQL Server without formal DBA training.

Eric Johnson shows you how to perform every essential DBA task with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008, even if you’ve never had any DBA training. Learn at your own pace through realistic hands-on examples that walk you through every step!

SQL Server MVP and expert Eric Johnson is a database analyst who has spent many years working with Microsoft SQL Server. He is author of A Developer’s Guide to Data Modeling for SQL Server (Addison-Wesley, 2008) and the forthcoming Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Unleashed (Sams). Eric is currently the President of the Colorado Springs SQL Server Users Group.

“Are you an accidental DBA—out of the blue expected to run Microsoft SQL Server efficiently, reliably, and securely—when nobody ever taught you how? From installation to backup/restore, indexing to scheduling to memory management, expert Eric Johnson will give you all the personal, practical DBA training you’ll ever need!”

Looking for a better way to master today’s rapidly changing technologies? Want expert help, but don’t have the time or energy to read a book? Can’t find classroom training worth the money? Discover LiveLessons: self-paced, personal video instruction from the world’s leading technology experts.

  • LiveLessons are video courses, on DVD with a book supplement, that are organized into bite-sized, self-contained sessions—you’ll learn key skills in as little as fifteen minutes!
  • Each lesson begins with well-defined learning objectives and ends with comprehensive summaries, which help you track your progress.
  • Follow along as your trainer shows how to perform all the critical tasks needed to manage either SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008

Eric Johnson, MCSE, MCDBA, MCSD, a database analyst for a Fortune 500 company, has spent many years working with Microsoft SQL Server. Honored by Microsoft as a SQL Server MVP, he has taught many SQL Server training classes, and is  the President of the Colorado Springs SQL Server Users Group.

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Table of Contents

Preface viii

Lesson 1 SQL Server Overview 1

What You Will Learn................................................................................1

We Will Cover................................................................................1

Notes from the Lesson............................................................................1

Lesson 2 Common Uses of SQL Server 3

What You Will Learn................................................................................3

We Will Cover................................................................................3

Notes from the Lesson............................................................................3

Lesson 3 SQL Server Management Studio 5

What You Will Learn................................................................................5

We Will Cover................................................................................6

Notes from the Lesson............................................................................6

Lesson 4 SQL Server Configuration Manager 7

What You Will Learn................................................................................7

We Will Cover................................................................................7

Notes from the Lesson............................................................................8

Lesson 5 SQL Server Profiler 9

What You Will Learn................................................................................9

We Will Cover..............................................................................10

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................10

Lesson 6 Business Intelligence Development Studio 11

What You Will Learn..............................................................................11

We Will Cover..............................................................................12

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................12

Lesson 7 Understanding Tables 13

What You Will Learn..............................................................................13

We Will Cover..............................................................................13

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................13

Lesson 8 Understanding Relationships 15

What You Will Learn..............................................................................15

We Will Cover..............................................................................15

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................15

Lesson 9 Database Files 17

What You Will Learn..............................................................................17

We Will Cover..............................................................................18

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................18

Lesson 10 The Transaction Log 19

What You Will Learn..............................................................................19

We Will Cover..............................................................................19

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................19

Lesson 11 Understanding System Databases 21

What You Will Learn..............................................................................21

We Will Cover..............................................................................21

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................21

Lesson 12 Processor Settings 23

What You Will Learn..............................................................................23

We Will Cover..............................................................................24

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................24

Lesson 13 Memory Settings 25

What You Will Learn..............................................................................25

We Will Cover..............................................................................26

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................26

Lesson 14 Backing Up Databases 27

What You Will Learn..............................................................................27

We Will Cover..............................................................................28

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................28

Lesson 15 Scheduling Backups 29

What You Will Learn..............................................................................29

We Will Cover..............................................................................29

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................29

Lesson 16 Restoring Databases 31

What You Will Learn..............................................................................31

We Will Cover..............................................................................31

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................31

Lesson 17 Restoring System Databases 33

What You Will Learn..............................................................................33

We Will Cover..............................................................................33

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................33

Lesson 18 Managing Logins 35

What You Will Learn..............................................................................35

We Will Cover..............................................................................35

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................35

Lesson 19 Managing Users 37

What You Will Learn..............................................................................37

We Will Cover..............................................................................37

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................37

Lesson 20 Database Roles 39

What You Will Learn..............................................................................39

We Will Cover..............................................................................39

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................39

Lesson 21 Ownership Chaining 41

What You Will Learn..............................................................................41

We Will Cover..............................................................................41

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................41

Lesson 22 Data Manipulation Language 43

What You Will Learn..............................................................................43

We Will Cover..............................................................................43

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................43

Lesson 23 Data Definition Language 45

What You Will Learn..............................................................................45

We Will Cover..............................................................................45

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................45

Lesson 24 Stored Procedures 47

What You Will Learn..............................................................................47

We Will Cover..............................................................................47

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................47

Lesson 25 Functions 49

What You Will Learn..............................................................................49

We Will Cover..............................................................................49

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................49

Lesson 26 Views 51

What You Will Learn..............................................................................51

We Will Cover..............................................................................51

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................51

Lesson 27 Triggers 53

What You Will Learn..............................................................................53

We Will Cover..............................................................................53

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................53

Lesson 28 CLR Integration 55

What You Will Learn..............................................................................55

We Will Cover..............................................................................55

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................55

Lesson 29 Indexing Overview 57

What You Will Learn..............................................................................57

We Will Cover..............................................................................57

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................57

Lesson 30 Working with Indexes 59

What You Will Learn..............................................................................59

We Will Cover..............................................................................59

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................59

Lesson 31 Included Columns 61

What You Will Learn..............................................................................61

We Will Cover..............................................................................61

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................61

Lesson 32 Application Security 63

What You Will Learn..............................................................................63

We Will Cover..............................................................................63

Lesson 33 Abstraction Layers 65

What You Will Learn..............................................................................65

We Will Cover..............................................................................65

Notes from the Lesson..........................................................................

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