SQL 2012 Admin, Part 2 of 5: Automating, Management, and Config

with Chris Bell

During this course we will look into various methods to automate processes in SQL Server. We will go through configuring Database Mail so that you, as the DBA, can receive automated alerts from the server when something goes wrong. We’ll set up Operators to receive general alerts, custom alerts and then we’ll create, based on performance conditions, queries that run for long periods of time. We’ll review the DBCC commands that are critical to ensuring database integrity and providing valuable insight into what’s going on inside the SQL Server system. Then we will take advantage of the new SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Group ability to let us offload some maintenance tasks from our primary servers to secondary servers. Next we are going to look at File Groups and show how we can use them to manage our data files and potentially improve the performance of queries and requests to SQL databases. Next we will create a new SQL 2012 Contained database and move it to a new server showing you just how easy it is to relocate databases using this feature. We will finish up by going over a large number of configuration options available to us in SQL Server. We will cover general and advanced settings and detail how each affects SQL Server.

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