Re: SQL Server Admin for an Oracle DBA

Jonathan Lewis has written series of SQL Server articles compared to
Oracle database, worth to read.
http://jonathanlewis.wordpress.com/category/sql-server/

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On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 1:40 AM, Niall Litchfield
<niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It's amazing that people often buy the 3rd party perf tools before looking
> at the perf dashboard reports that are now available.
>
> I agree about SQLServer Central.
>
> There's also PASS which employers who won't spring for training might fund.
>
> Niall Litchfield
>
> On Jul 16, 2010 3:00 PM, "Rich Jesse" <rjoralist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>
> Hi Manjula,
>
>> I am now being roped in to being a SQL Server DBA as well. That is
>> something I have not touched a...
>
> I was in the same situation a few years back.  The things that helped me
> most?
>
> 1)  "Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database" class by a local MS
> training partner.  Your version (and mileage) may vary.
>
> 2)  "SQL Server 2000 for the Oracle DBA" e-book by Christopher Kempster.
> While MS2K is out-of-date, we still use it quite a bit here for the time
> being, and the important structural concepts are valid through v2008.
> However, the author's website is no more, so I'm not sure how to legally
> obtain a copy of this PDF.
>
> 3)  http://www.sqlservercentral.com has lots of hints and tips and a daily
> email that I'm wishing some Oracle vendor would try to mirror.
>
> 4)  Toad for SQL Server by Quest Software.  Sure I'm a Quest junkie, but for
> good reason.  The Log Reader (like a GUI for Oracle's Log Miner, although
> this is not native functionality in SQL Server) is worth the price alone to
> me.
>
> 5)  Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise by Quest Software.  Most of our SQL
> Server DBs support vendor software, and have therefore much left to be
> desired.  This tool can be a quick way to give some guidance as to potential
> problems with your SQL Servers until you've got some knowledge to start
> managing things *better*.  I use it as a dashboard (for now at least).
>
> HTH!  GL!
>
> Rich
>
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