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These are the Top 5 books for a SQL Server DBA. All these are on my virtual bookshelf and provide a wealth of knowledge and advice.
Microsoft SQL Server Unleashed - by Ray Rankins, Paul Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein
Troubleshooting SQL Server - A Guide for the Accidental DBA - By Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger
Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration - By Adam Jorgensen et al.
Getting Started with SQL Server 2014 Administration - By Gethyn Ellis, ( Me - shameless plug :-)
SQL Server Deep Dives - By Various. This is not a normal SQL Server book and although quite old these days still has a wealth of information. Volume 1 was first published back in 2009. There was a SQL Server Deep Dives Volume 2 in 2011. Each chapter is written by a different MVP all sharing some excellent knowledge.
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