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Number one book on my DBA bookshelf.
on May 16, 2003
I'm not too sure what the other reviewers are talking about. This book was excellent! True, it does skip certain sections. In the intro it explained certain sections were skipped because you should already know how to do things like create a database if you're reading this book. It's not a great book for using as a overall SQL Server reference but it's the best SQL Server book on my shelf for day-to-day administration problems that I can't find the answers to in Books Online. I love some of the advanced topics that appear no where in BOL.
The clustering and security chapters were my favorite and were farby the most indepth of SQL Injection attacks and clustering attacks that I've ever seen. This book is without a doubt a 5 star book for anyone who has read the rest of the reference books out there and is ready for some more intense info. DBA beginners my not understand some of the topics and think that the author is skipping areas.