Speaking At The Boulder SQL Server User’s Group on July 14

I will be giving a presentation at the Boulder SQL Server User’s Group (BSSUG) on July 14, 2009. My presentation is “Using SQL Server 2008 Database Mirroring to Become a Super Hero!” 

Abstract
Database mirroring is a valuable technology that can be used to minimize or avoid downtime due to hardware failures, with less complexity than fail-over clustering. It can also be used for other innovative uses, such as easily migrating from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008 with a sub-minute outage. Database mirroring can be used during normal scheduled maintenance for rolling updates to minimize downtime. Database mirroring works very well for migrating very large databases from one SAN to another with minimal downtime. This session will cover all of these scenarios, with practical techniques, scripts and tips to help you take advantage of database mirroring. 

Goals
Demonstrate how to implement database mirroring in a high volume OLTP environment. 
Show tip and tricks to make deployment and management easier.
Show techniques for maximizing database mirroring performance. 

There will be far more demonstrations compared to PowerPoint slides, so it should be fun. I have never been to the Boulder user’s group meeting before, and I am looking forward to it.

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