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My book on SQL Server 2008 HA is published!!

Discussion in 'Forum Announcements' started by ghemant, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. ghemant Moderator

    I haveno words to explain my excitement and happiness to share news with you all - mybook on SQL Server 2008 High Availability is published!!
    I havestarted authoring this book in May 2010 and as the time passes and gradually Imove to the final chapter of the book, I was feeling like aha finally it isdone!!! – Do you think so, it was this easy?
    No, everypublication house has their own set of rules to be followed while authoring abook and a process to be followed before the chapter or entire book is ready tobe published i.e. 1st edit, 2nd edit of the chapter untilfinal edit and the PacktPublication is no exception.
    Sincethis is the first time I was authoring book I was having little or no ideaabout authoring a book. The editors from Packt Publication helped me a lot byhelping me time to time with proper answers to my queries. I must admit that Icould not be able to complete this book without support and encouragement frommy family including my 2 year old daughter Dhruti.
    I hopethat you all will enjoy reading and learning from this book as I did while authoringand contributed my little part for the growth of my beloved SQL Server J
    Let metell you about this book:
    Theterm High Availability means that the servers or systems that host or run thebusiness-critical applications should be highly available 24 X 7. As the word it-selfdefines how important it is to make these applications and data available for end-usersas well as business users, if this data is not available for a short time, itwill be a big problem for both sets of users. Imagine a bank spread across thecountry and having a huge customer base. One fine day, their server crashes! Ifthe bank relies only on backups, then it might end up losing approximately 15to 30 minutes of data, depending on the backup strategy. Now the HA optionsrelated to SQL Server such as clustering, replication, log shipping, anddatabase mirroring will help overcome this situation.
    Inthis book I have tried to cover every single piece of information that mightrequires for installing and configuring SQL Server HA option like Clustering,Replication, Log Shipping and Database Mirroring, below are the chapters:
    Chapter 1: Understanding Windows Domains, DomainUsers, and SQL Server Security
    Chapter 2: Implementing Clustering
    Chapter 3: Snapshot Replication
    Chapter 4: Transactional Replication
    Chapter 5: Merge Replication
    Chapter 6: Peer-to-Peer Replication
    Chapter 7: Log Shipping
    Chapter 8: Database Mirroring
    Appendix A: Troubleshooting
    Appendix B: External References

    If youare interested to read more about the detailed / contents of each chapter youmay find them here https://www.packtpub.com/toc/microsoft-sql-server-2008-high-availability-table-contents
    And,here is the link for the sample chapter https://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/1223-chapter-1-understanding-windows-domains-domain.pdf
    Thank you Dada and Jude for all your support [}]
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    Good for you!!!
  3. FrankKalis Moderator

    Pretty cool, I must say!
    Would love to get a copy for review here on SSP and on my own site. Will send you a private mail about it right now.
  4. satya Moderator

    <P mce_keep="true">KUDOS to Hemant for getting this out as per the schedule.</P><P mce_keep="true">I'm glad to be part of it by writing a foreword and thanks to Hemant for giving me an opportunity, as Frank said it will be nice to highlight here in SSP as we tend to get more HA based questions.</P><P mce_keep="true">&nbsp;</P><P mce_keep="true"><IMG id=lightboxImage style="DISPLAY: inline; Z-INDEX: 10500; FILTER: ; WIDTH: 500px; ZOOM: 1; HEIGHT: 617px" alt="Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability" src="https://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/1223EN_Microsoft%20SQL%20Server%202008%20High%20Availabilitycov.jpg" jQuery1296042294718="76" oldblock="inline"></P><P mce_keep="true">WOW... feels good to see my name along with Hemant on book cover [^]</P>
  5. admin Guest

    Well done Hemant. Thats great stuff mate! We can definitely publish a review on the site and I will have a notice put in our email newsletter which points to the url for purchasing this (just let me know the url). Any other way we can help you please let me know.
  6. FrankKalis Moderator

    Hemant brought me into contact with the guys at the publishing house. Let's see what they can do. [:)]
  7. satya Moderator

    Packt are very helpful and informative in these matters.
    Can't wait to see the outside world reviews...[:)]
  8. ghemant Moderator

    Thank you friends for your support and co-operation :D
    Jude here is the link from where a book can be purchased https://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-sql-server-2008-high-availability/book
    Frank - Maitreya Bhakal just emailed us all, he has sent your contact information to the marketing department and they will get in touch with you soon.
    Dada [}] a very special thanks to you for all your support :D
  9. FrankKalis Moderator

    Cool! Cheers! [:)]
  10. Madhivanan Moderator

    Congratulations Hemant. Keep it up [:)]
  11. RamJaddu Member

    Congratulations Hemant.
  12. ghemant Moderator

    Did you receive your copy?
  13. FrankKalis Moderator

    Sorry, not yet. Nobody contacted me to ask for a shipping address. [:(]
  14. ghemant Moderator

    Thanks for the information, I will get in touch with him and let you know.
  15. FrankKalis Moderator

  16. ghemant Moderator

    frank, i will send you an email keeping packt publishing marketing team in loop, you will have to send them your postal address to send you the copy ;)
  17. FrankKalis Moderator

    Will send you my contact details this evening.
  18. ghemant Moderator

    I have forwarded your contact details to the Packt Publication marketing team, and they will reach you shortly :)
  19. FrankKalis Moderator

    Fingers crossed! [:)]

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