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Very useful 1 Oct. 2009
By Anthony R. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a book above my current experience level. That doesn't mean it isn't useful to me.

By the time I started chapter 3 I: learned new ways to install SQL Server. I have a better understanding of the importance of seperate drives for the data & logs. Most importantly I've learned the importance of DOCUMENTATION.

I've been able to compare what I got from Forta's T-SQL in 10 to the scripts provided in the book and follow them. Do you remember when SQL, or any form of programming, was new to you and how great you felt when you were able to read somebody's code and understand it? Yeah, that rocks.

I have liked being able to take the scripts from the book and run them against my install of SQL Server 2008 Express and see the results.

The author's sense of humor helped make what could be dry material fun to read.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Review of SQL Server Tacklebox 2 Aug. 2010
By Pat Byrne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
SQL Server Tacklebox is a must have for the technical library of any DBA. I found this book both interesting and informative. It was well written with a lot of detailed information and many code samples. This book walks you through the processes of Installing and Securing SQL Server and also provides great insight into how to monitor and manage it in order to keep it running smoothly. Rodney backs up his writing with numerous real world examples that he has encountered through his work experience, including the DBA Repository. I highly recommend paying special attention to chapter 2 which covers the DBA Repository in great detail.

If had to begin discarding most of the resources in my technical library, rest assured this book would be one of the last, if not "the last" to go.

As a footnote, I've had the opportunity to hear Rodney speak on several occasions. I would highly recommend attending any of his sessions if you ever have the opportunity to hear him speak at a SQL Saturday or Code Camp. Above all, Rodney is probably about the most genuine guy that you'd ever want to meet. He has always had to time to thoroughly answer my questions or just chat about life in general.
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If you use SQL Server consider this book 21 Sept. 2009
By Ralph C - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Readable, informative, thorough, and (above all) very useful. Lots of examples, illustrations, and references. A valuable tool for every DP professional who touches SQL Server in any capacity.
Add more tools to your box 30 Nov. 2010
By Eric Wisdahl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have read a lot of SQL books by now, so a lot of what I get from them is just picking up on little things. For example, I did my first command line install because of the SQL Server Tacklebox and would recommend that to my team going forward. Also, I had heard of items like sp_foreachdb and tabledifference, but getting reminded of them will make me more likely to use them.

The idea of storing information relating to all of your databases in a central location is certainly not new, but Rodney does a pretty good job of showing how easy it is that this can be accomplished. The scripts and SSIS packages provided will lay the foundation for any new DBA in this endeavor. And, even if you aren't planning on implementing the central repository, these scripts will help to understand the important topics being addressed. All in all a very easy read.
Five Stars 9 Aug. 2014
By George F Rasco - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Good BooK!
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