Sql server Blog Forum Helping SQL server DBAs and Developers



This post will help folks, where to get SQL help quickly from knowledgeable people.       In other words, Where to get right books and website links, blogs and forums to improve their knowledge and to become an excellent DBA.

Recently I got an email from a developer and other folks too.  And its encouraging me to write this post.

"Is it possible to get into DBA with development experience"

"Help on SQL is needed ASAP"


1. Web sites


Twitter (http://twitter.com/)

Twitter #SQLHELP is a great place to get an answer as soon as possible. Most of the SQL gurus are there, to help you.  I know some of guys don’t know how to use twitter (Initially me too) here is the twitter book of Brent Ozar. http://www.brentozar.com/twitter/book/

SQLServerCentral (http://www.sqlservercentral.com/)

It’s a great website as well as a forum, where I have been learning and answering.

MSDN (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/sqlserver/)

MSDN is Microsoft forum you can find great folks there.

For more SQL blogs visit my home page it has “Top SQL server blogs”  widget links from the worldwide DBAs.


2. Books


Here is list of best SQL server books and links. You can read and improve your knowledge yourself.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals


Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting


SQL Server MVP Deep Dives volume 1 & 2


DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA


SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled


SQL Server Execution Plans by Grant Fritchey (Free)


Troubleshooting SQL Server A Guide for the Accidental DBA (Free)


3. User Group

Chennai guys, you can attend Microsoft Chennai SQL Server User group (CSSUG) sessions. It’s absolutely free http://sql-articles.com/category/cssug/  have conducted by my friends Vidhya Sagar and Deepak. I have attended three more sessions. See me here http://sql-articles.com/blogs/presenter-chennai-sql-server-user-group-september-meeting/


This post will update occasionally whenever I get new books and websites.

Muthukkumaran Kaliyamoorthy

I’m currently working as a SQL server DBA in one of the top MNC. I’m passionate about SQL Server And I’m specialized in Administration and Performance tuning. I’m an active member of SQL server Central and MSDN forum. I also write articles in SQL server Central. For more Click here

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  4. please Solve my query

    one of my silverlight application is running.
    this application has one central database(sql server 2008).
    and three others database at client side.
    our requirement is whithout changeing in silverlight application
    when we make change in central database(insert update and delete in multiple tables) these change
    automatically happened in all client database.
    and when any change made in any client database all client as wll as central database should be updated automatically.

    For this i read some about Sync Framwork and SQL Server 2008 Change Tracking.
    but i have no idea about how i will do this.
    Please help me. how can we acchive this.

  5. hi

    (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 – Could not open a connection to SQL Server

    I restored a backup which i was not created to a new database and if i connect above said issue is coming , if i generate script from restored DB and running without data in another new database and connecting to the same is working .. can you plz tell what will be the exact problem and i found one database level user is there as below in the script.


    kindly let me know whats the problem ..

  6. Please Solve My query
    My server databse recovery option is set to simple
    I am running another software on pc based on sql databse
    I want to know that when I take backup of data , is transaction logs deleted or zippied ?
    In this case Can I recover deleted or modified rows of sql table in database

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