Linchpin Press

Linchpin Press is a publishing arm for SQL Community authors who would like to publish works. Our vision is to help the small voice to be heard.

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SQL Server Backup and Recover Setup Scripts

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SQL Server 2014 Backup and Recovery

As a database administrator there are certain skills that you are expected know and know extremely well. Two of those skills are making backups and performing restores. Backups and restores are the core foundation of a DBA's job. This book is designed to help the beginner and mid-level DBA to get a strong understanding of the types of backups available within SQL Server and how to restore each of those backups. This book covers the newest backup features such as backing up to Azure Storage and native SQL Server encryption.As a database administrator there are certain skills that you are expected know and know extremely well. Two of those skills are making backups and performing restores. Backups and restores are the core foundation of a DBA’s job. This book is designed to help the beginner and mid-level DBA to get a strong understanding of the types of backups available within SQL Server and how to restore each of those backups. This book covers the newest backup features such as backing up to Azure Storage and native SQL Server encryption.

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Managing Geeks – A Journey of Leading by Doing

managing geeksIn this highly personal and deeply experienced description of his journey from technology expert to technology manager, Andy Leonard shares his philosophy and approach to management. In contrast to recent management fads, which focus on things a manager should do, this book is about what drives the person who manages. The focus is on values, ethics, relationships, and what’s right for the business and the people who make the business succeed. As Leonard says, “The theme of this book is about being as opposed to doing. Experience has taught me that to be a good manager, I need to know who I am and do what I am… What I am is what I have to offer the world, and it’s the core of what I have to offer others who want to be good managers.” Although the book is specifically about managing “geeks” (a term that technology specialists proudly claim), Leonard’s experience and advice apply to any manager in any field. Leonard says that every manager needs to start by asking, “Who am I?” If that question makes you pause to think, this book will be a valuable resource and tool to help you be a better manager.

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