Pacific Northwest SQL Server Users Group (PNWSQL)

July 9, 2014 (Wednesday), 7pm 

34/Quinalt, Microsoft campus, Redmond

Not So Basic Backup and Restore

Guest Speaker: Theresa Iserman, Database Administrator, Insitu, Inc.

Abstract: You’re taking basic backups and you know how to restore them. Things have been running smoothly in your environment but you want to be confident that you’re equipped with the backup and restore tools, techniques, and options that you’ll need to adapt your strategies as business needs change. You’ve heard about piecemeal restores, filegroup backups, and backing up to multiple files, and now you’re ready to dig into learning more about these topics. In this demo-rich presentation, we’ll review scenarios using these options and you'll gain an understanding of some intermediate and advanced options related to backup performance, corruption detection, and the new SQL Server 2014 hybrid backup scenarios. You'll return to the office inspired to validate your backups and test your restore processes regularly, and you'll have references to great tools the SQL community has shared to help you get started.

Theresa Iserman is a database administrator based in Hood River, Oregon. She has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry and has held roles in Business Intelligence, Web Application Development and Technical Project Management. Theresa is passionate about SQL Server and enjoys participating in the PASS community. When she's not experimenting with the latest SQL Server technologies, Theresa enjoys windsurfing and riding her road bike around the Columbia Gorge.


Welcome to the Pacific Northwest SQL Server User Group (PNWSQL) web site!

We meet every second Wednesday of the month on the Microsoft Redmond Campus, usually in Building 35/Kalaloch (just behind reception.) Check the signs when you arrive to confirm.

The PNWSQL group is one of the original SQL Server User Groups, meeting monthly on the Microsoft Redmond campus since the early 1990's.

Directions: From I-5 or I-405, go east on SR-520 toward Redmond, take the 40th Street exit, turn right at the end of the ramp, continue straight through the first traffic light at 156th AVE NE, take the next right, and then first left.  Park in the lot on your right, when facing east, the meeting is the building to your left. Please consult this campus map for more information. (Contact the PNWSQL Chapter Leader.)

7:00 - 7:30 - Announcements and Technical Q&A
7:30 - 9:00 - Presentation

IMPORTANT: If you park on campus and do not have authorized Microsoft parking, please bring a current printout of the webpage or this email invitation to fill out and be submitted to Microsoft Security if you bring your own car. Register your name, vehicle make, model, license#, and picture ID at the registration desk. Your printout may also be used in a prize drawing.

Name: _________________________________________

Vehicle Make/Model: _________________________________________

Vehicle License #: _________________________________________

Upcoming PNWSQL Meetings:

August 13, Argenis Fernandez,TBD