October 15th Evening SQL Server DBA Event: Disaster Recovery –
Edwin Sarmiento, MVP for SQL Server
Speaker: Edwin M. Sarmiento, MVP for SQL Server
Date: Thursday, October 15th, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Venue: Microsoft Ottawa Office
Session 1 (6:00 PM to 7:10 PM): Understanding and communicating business-orientated
disaster recovery concepts and objectives
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.
Session 2 (7:20 to 8:30 PM): Disaster Recovery for the Paranoid DBA
In the first session, much have been said about disaster recovery in general. 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.
M. Sarmiento (MVP for SQL Server) works as a Senior SQL Server DBA/Systems
Engineer for The Pythian Group in Ottawa, Canada.
He is very passionate about technology but has interests in music, professional and
organizational development, leadership and management matters when not working with
databases. He lives up to his primary mission statement – "To help people
grow and develop their full potential as God has planned for them.".
Pizza and pop will be provided.
Note: No one will be admitted by building security after 5:55 PM, and the
event will start promptly at 6:00 PM.
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