Maintaining SQL Server 2005 high availability in a global information environment is the database administrator's greatest practical challenge. Availability is as much about people and processes as it is about technology. Pro SQL Server 2005 High Availability covers the technology, people, processes, and real-world best practices for planning, deploying, administering, and maintaining highly available SQL Server 2005 instances.
With years of experience as a database consultant and production DBA, Allan Hirt provides in-depth, detailed advice on what it takes to ensure SQL Server high availability for businesses of any size. This is not an academic text; it's not based on lab experiments, but on real-world experience. This book is a dramatic update and revision of the author's previous best-seller on SQL Server 2000. It gives sound guidance to DBAs and system administrators on how to really get the job done.
About the Author
- This book provides comprehensive, clear, detailed coverage of all major availability issues.
- The author covers both availability and performance, from the perspective of high availability.
- The book addresses the crucial needs of enterprise-class, 24x7 SQL Server 2005 implementations.
- You'll gain insight that other SQL Server documentation and whitepapers don't provide.
Allan Hirt is a systems engineer for Avanade, specializing in projects on Microsoft enterprise platforms. Prior to that he worked for Microsoft. He was the primary author of SQL Server 2000 High Availability
(Microsoft Press, 2003) as well as a writer and contributor to various whitepapers and training materials about SQL Server for Microsoft. He is a frequent instructor on various DBA topics and presents regularly at Tech Ed, SQL PASS, and other conferences.