Join Simon Allardice for an in-depth discussion in this video SQL Server system databases, part of SQL Server 2008 Essential Training.
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Now although when you install SQL Server, you don't get any of the sample…databases like AdventureWorks,…what you will see, if you're looking through SQL Server Management Studio, is…you will see at least four system databases.…Four is pretty typical for a right- out-of-the-box standard installation.…You have got master, model, msdb, and tempdb and I'm often ask how important…are these and are you supposed to do anything with them, are you supposed to change them?…Well in this particular course, we're unlikely to touch any of them at all.…
You are just going to leave them alone but to give you the quick runthrough of what they mean,…yes, they are important, they are vital.…The master database, which even sounds important straight off the bat, is the…one database that says what exists in this instance of SQL Server.…If the master database wasn't available, the instance doesn't even start. It won't run.…This says what else is available.…The model database can be changed but you're unlikely to at this level of content.…
- Using T-SQL (Transact-SQL)
- Managing databases with SQL Server Management Studio
- Understanding database normalization
- Using SELECT statements
- Building indexes
- Monitoring database size and integrity
- Backing up and restoring databases
- Creating functions and stored procedures
- Managing database permissions
- Creating and formatting reports
- Adding charts to reports
- Creating and executing a simple SSIS package
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
3. Tools and System Databases
SQL Server system databases2m 22s
4. Creating Databases
5. Importing Existing Data
6. Retrieving Data with SQL
7. Inserting and Updating Data
8. SQL Functions
9. Stored Procedures and Transactions
10. Core Administration Tasks
11. Backing Up and Restoring
12. Security Features
13. Reporting Services
14. Integration Services
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