’s “Disaster Recovery for DBAs” Night: October 15 at Microsoft Ottawa / Professional Association for SQL Server

Database disaster recovery is the theme of the night at’s event next Thursday, October 15th. The evening will comprise two sessions:

  1. Understanding and communicating business-orientated disaster recovery concepts and objectives (6:00 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.)
    So you have a database maintenance plan that does a backup of your databases and you’re pretty sure that it works fine. But is that really enough? Are you sure that you will be able to meet your service level agreements if and when disaster strikes? This session will explain the need for understanding and communicating business-orientated disaster recovery concepts and objectives to the business stakeholders. This will include defining your RPO and RTO and how it affects your disaster recovery plan.
  2. Disaster Recovery for the Paranoid DBA (7:20 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
    In this session, we will look at bringing the concepts down to SQL Server. This session will focus on dealing with a recovery situation for a SQL Server 2005/2008 database, an instance or an entire server. Topics covered will be backup schemes, partial backups and piecemeal restores, page-level recovery and a thorough understanding of how to troubleshoot a "Suspect" database.

The sessions will be presented by Edwin M. Sarmiento, MVP for SQL Server and Senior SQL Server DBA/Systems Engineer for The Pythian Group in Ottawa.

The event will be held on Thursday, October 15th at 6:00 p.m. at Microsoft’s Ottawa offices, located in the World Exchange Plaza at 100 Queen Street, Suite 500 (see the map below). If you want to attend this event, you should register.

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