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Expert Scripting and Automation for SQL Server DBAs by Peter A. Carter

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© Peter A. Carter 2016

Peter A. Carter, Expert Scripting and Automation for SQL Server DBAs, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1943-0_7

7. Automating Instance Builds

Peter A. Carter

(1)Botley, UK

Automating an instance build not only reduces DBA effort and time to market for a new data-tier application, it also reduces operational overhead, as it provides a consistent platform for all new data-tier applications across the enterprise.

A fully automated build will consist of far more than just running setup.exe from the command line. After designing and producing automated builds for three different FTSE 100 companies, I have realized the importance of using the build process to ensure that the instance is installed using an organization’s most current patching level, ...

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