SQL Server 2016 – Maintenance & Automation

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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is considered the biggest leap in the data platform history of the Microsoft, in the ongoing era of Big Data and data science. Compared to its predecessors, SQL Server 2016 offers developers a unique opportunity to leverage the advanced features and build applications that are robust, scalable, and easy to administer.

In this video tutorial, you will start with diving into Backup and Recovery of your Database. Here, you will learn to develop a backup strategy and carry out full database backups as well as differential database backups. You will explore the different options for restoring your system logs, and how to restore your database’s state to a specified point in time. From there, you will move on to Automating your Server. You will learn to create tasks and jobs for your system, and also set up operations and notifications. You will also learn to configure alerts and database emails for sending messages to users. After that, you will dive right into High Availability and Disaster Recovery, where you will database mirroring, log shipping, and availability groups. Finally, you will explore the different types of server and data replication and how they are used.

By the end of this video tutorial, you will be well versed with automating and maintaining your own database using SQL Server.

About the Author

Steve Jones has been working with SQL Server since 1991. He has worked with all versions of SQL Server as a developer and DBA, in a variety of industries and companies. Over the last 25 years, he been greatly pleased with the enhancements and growth of the platform; he feels SQL Server is an outstanding database platform that is suited to a wide variety of needs and situations.

In 2001, Steve founded SQLServerCentral with Brian Knight, Andy Warren, and three other partners. In 2002, Steve left his job with PeopleSoft to manage SQLServerCentral as a full-time editor, publisher, and writer. Andy, Brian, and Steve continued to manage and grow SQLServerCentral until 2007 when it was sold to Redgate Software along with Database Weekly (then Database Daily). At that time Steve went on to work for Redgate and has continued his work with SQLServerCentral and Red Gate as a writer and speaker.

Steve regularly presents at SQL Saturday conferences and other technical events on career and technical topics, and enjoys meeting and interacting with the SQL Server community. He has been a presenter at //build/, the PASS Summit, Dev/IT Connections, VSLive, SQL Bits, SQL Intersection, and many user groups in the US.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He has been awarded the title of Microsoft Data Platform MVP from 2008–2017 for his many contributions to the SQL Server community. Steve holds an MCSE from NT 4.0, an MSITPro in SQL Server, and numerous other MCP certifications in SQL Server.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are a database analyst or database developer with basic knowledge of SQL Server, and you want to learn to maintain and automate your DBMS, then this is the video course you’ve been looking for!

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