I want to become a SQL Server DBA. Do you have any books you recommend?

This is the #1 best book to learn about SQL. It isn’t “this is how to backup a database” or “how to administer sql server”, it is “this is how sql server works”

This link is about SQL Server performance:
SQL Performance Whitepaper

Paul Randal used to work at Microsoft and, in fact, wrote a lot of the SQL Server code:

This is a great Q&A website:

This is a presentation I did at SQL Saturday Oklahoma City
Troubleshooting SQL Server Performance

Join SQL PASS. There are virtual chapters that meet every month and knowledgeable folks give presentations on various SQL topics::
Professional Association SQL Server


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