DBA Resources

This section lists out resources that will be useful to DBAs and those developers, such as myself, who like to understand as much as possible about what is going on behind the scenes.

Note that there is some overlap with the Database Engine area.


Setting up a SQL Server for the first time, or looking for best practices?




  • Backup Resources: When ever I need to know more about backups, I just head over to Kimberly Tripp’s backup resource list.


  • Physical DB Design:  Written for SQL 2005, provides a guide for physical storage design and gives recommendations and trade-offs for physical hardware design and file architecture.


Optimising TempDB can make or break your installation:


SQL Server DBA Blogs

Here is a list of DBA Blogs.  Do you think yours is good enough for inclusion?  Get in touch.

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