SQL Server 2008 High Availability – A Book

I have no words to explain my excitement and happiness to share news with you all - my book on SQL Server 2008 High Availability is published!!
I have started authoring this book in May 2010 and as the time passes and gradually I move to the final chapter of the book, I was feeling like aha finally it is done!!! – Do you think so, it was this easy?
No, every publication house has their own set of rules to be followed while authoring a book and a process to be followed before the chapter or entire book is ready to be published i.e. 1st edit, 2nd edit of the chapter until final edit and the Packt Publication is no exception.
Since this is the first time I was authoring book I was having little or no idea about authoring a book. The editors from Packt Publication helped me a lot by helping me time to time with proper answers to my queries. I must admit that I could not be able to complete this book without support and encouragement from my family including my 2 year old daughter Dhruti.
I hope that you all will enjoy reading and learning from this book as I did while authoring and contributed my little part for the growth of my beloved SQL Server J
Let me tell you about this book:
1223EN_MockupCover The term High Availability means that the servers or systems that host or run the business-critical applications should be highly available 24 X 7. As the word it-self defines how important it is to make these applications and data available for end-users as well as business users, if this data is not available for a short time, it will be a big problem for both sets of users. Imagine a bank spread across the country and having a huge customer base. One fine day, their server crashes! If the bank relies only on backups, then it might end up losing approximately 15 to 30 minutes of data, depending on the backup strategy. Now the HA options related to SQL Server such as clustering, replication, log shipping, and database mirroring will help overcome this situation.
In this book I have tried to cover every single piece of information that might requires 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, Domain Users, 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 you are interested to read more about the detailed / contents of each chapter you may 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

Hemantgiri S. Goswami



  1. Congratulations on publishing your first book. An excellent subject and a mark quite often missed.

    I look forward to the read and wish you the very best.


  2. Thanks for the kind word and Wishes John

  3. can you pleaset let me know what is the price of this book in indian market today?

  4. This title is available at 1386 INR, https://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-sql-server-2008-high-availability/book

    Thanks :)


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