Description Whether you're running SQL Server on-premise, in a VM, on a managed instance, or using Azure SQL, there is maintenance to be performed and other tasks that need to be executed on a regular basis. In this course, we will look at the options available to you in these various environments for automating maintenance and regularly repeated tasks.
SQL Server has a long history of task automation through SQL Server agent, not only will we see how to use it but also how it's been adapted to carry out maintenance tasks, and how similar functionality has made it into Azure services. From mundane single-database scheduled backups through to task and performance automation across multiple servers, this course looks at on-premise and in-cloud options.
Learning Objectives Maintain your databases and data through the use of maintenance plans and the SQL Server Maintenance Wizard Use SQL Agent Jobs to automate maintenance tasks Automate maintenance across multiple SQL servers Set up rules to enforce policies Back up your SQL Server instances using Azure Recovery Services Vault Learn about the Azure Automation Service and how it can be used Use Elastic Jobs to schedule tasks within the context of databases Manage database performance with Automated Tuning Manage database updates with Automated Patching
Intended Audience Data engineers Database engineers IT professionals or anyone looking to learn about automating tasks in Azure SQL and SQL server
Prerequisites To get the most out of this course, you should have experience with SQL Server Management Studio, be familiar with reading and writing SQL, and have an understanding of basic database architecture and administration tasks, like indexes and backups.