Database Engine Administrator InfoCenter
In Microsoft SQL Server 2008, a Database Engine administrator plans and runs the daily operations of instances of the Database Engine in such areas as system availability, performance monitoring and optimization, deployment, upgrades, troubleshooting, and configuration. Small and medium organizations may have only one administrator; larger organizations may subdivide the administrator role into multiple job titles. For more information see Troubleshooting (Database Engine).
To help the administrator of the Database Engine be as effective as possible, the following lists provide links to those topics considered most useful for the maintenance and optimization of instances of the Database Engine.
Database design is classified as a developer activity. For more links related to database design, see the Database Engine Developer InfoCenter.
Working with the Database Engine
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