Books: 232


SQL Server 2008 introduces many new features that will change database administration procedures; many DBAs will be forced to migrate to SQL Server 2008. This book teaches you how to develop the skills required to successfully administer a SQL Server 2008 database; no prior experience is required. The more » material covers system installation and configuration/architecting, implementing and monitoring security controls, configuring and managing network communications, automating administration tasks, disaster prevention and recovery, performance monitoring, optimizing and ensuring high availability, as well as major SQL Server 2008 components including Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, and Service Broker. « less
Optimization, Backups, Replication, and More
High Performance MySQL is the definitive guide to building fast, reliable systems with MySQL. Written by noted experts with years of real-world experience building very large systems, this book covers every aspect of MySQL performance in detail, and focuses on robustness, security, and data integrity. more » Learn advanced techniques in depth so you can bring out MySQL's full power. The second edition is completely revised and greatly expanded, with deeper coverage in all areas. « less
Efficient Problem Solving with Python
Python is an ideal language for solving problems, especially for Linux and Unix. With this pragmatic book, administrators can review various tasks that often occur in the management of these systems, and learn how Python can provide a more efficient way to handle them. Once you finish this book, you'll more » be able to develop your own set of command-line utilities with Python to tackle a wide range of problems. « less
Solutions and Examples for bash Users
bash Cookbook teaches shell scripting the way Unix masters practice the craft. It presents a variety of recipes and tricks for all levels of shell programmers so that anyone can become a proficient user of the most common Unix shell -- the bash shell -- and cygwin or other popular Unix emulation packages. more » Packed full of useful scripts, along with examples that explain how to create better scripts, this new Cookbook gives professionals and power users everything they need to automate routine tasks and enable them to truly manage their systems -- rather than have their systems manage them. « less
The all-in-one guide to managing Windows Vista for power users and business
Written in jargon-free English that puts concepts in proper context, this book helps system administrators install, configure, and maintain Microsoft's newest OS. You'll get a better understanding of Vista's innovations and capabilities, learn how to leverage Vista to increase worker productivity, discover more » how the system can best protect sensitive data, and unlock certain features to improve system performance. This problem-solving reference lets you quickly access the solutions you need. « less
In this quick reference, you'll find everything you need to know about the bash shell. Whether you print it out or read it on the screen, this PDF gives you the answers to the annoying questions that always come up when you're writing shell scripts: What characters do you need to quote? How do you get more » variable substitution to do exactly what you want? How do you use arrays? It's also helpful for interactive use. If you're a Unix user or programmer, or if you're using bash on Windows, you'll find this quick reference indispensable. « less
This unique book outlines the advantages of a top-down, vendor-neutral approach to network design. Everything from network reliability, network topologies, routing and switching, wireless, virtual LANs, firewalls and gateways to security, Internet protocols, bandwidth, and multicast services are covered more » from the perspective of an organization's specific needs, rather than from product requirements. The book also discusses proprietary technologies that are ubiquitous, such as Cisco's IOS and Novell's IPX. « less
In a series of easy-to-use checklists, the Oracle DBA Checklists Pocket Reference summarizes the enormous number of tasks an Oracle DBA must perform. Each section takes the stress out of DBA problem solving with a step-by-step "cookbook" approach to presenting DBA quick-reference material, making it more » easy to find the information you need--and find it fast. « less
If you are an Oracle DBA moving to Unix from another environment such as Windows NT or IBM Mainframe, you know that the commands you need to learn are far different from those covered in most beginning Unix books. In this handy pocket-sized book, Don Burleson introduces those Unix commands that you as more » an Oracle DBA most need to know. « less
The first edition of this book became a classic for developers and DBAs. This edition offers 400 pages of updated material on Oracle features, including parallel server, parallel query, Oracle Performance Pack, disk striping and mirroring, RAID, MPPs, SMPs, distributed databases, backup and recovery, more » and much more. « less