SQL Server UG in Vegas August 2014 Meeting
Yes, it happens to be the second Thursday of the month already. Being that time of month, the SQL Server UG of Las Vegas will be meeting at the Tahitti Village Resort and Spa to take in some great info on SQL Server and Powershell.
You can read the information about the meeting on our Meetup page here. Or you can continue reading here.
Improving Database Restores with Powershell
Database restores are a key function of any database administrator’s job. However, it can be an extremely time consuming task to sort through your backups, find the right files, and then get your database up and running. In an emergency this will have a disastrous impact on your Recovery Time Objective(RTO) and lead to the dreaded angry-CTO-in-your-cube effect. By leveraging some easy-to-use Powershell scripts, you can avoid the second disaster and the pain that comes with it. By attending this session, you will understand how you can use the Powershell automation framework for database restores, see scripts that will let you restore faster, and learn techniques to extend these tools for migrating data and testing backups.
Mike Fal is a musician turned SQL Server DBA, with 10+ years of experience as a database administrator. He has worked for several different industries, including healthcare, software development, marketing, and manufacturing and has experience supporting databases from 1 GB to 4 TB in size. Mike received his a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996 and has been caught playing trombone in public on more than one occasion.
Meeting ID: 4RD8NP
Whether you are in Vegas or you are somewhere else, you are welcome to join us. We hope to see you Thursday evening.