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Todd Kleinhans, VLDB Tips and Migration Tactics
Main Presentation - Todd Kleinhans VLDB Tips and Migration Tactics Are your databases growing? Most likely they are but what do you have to do differently when they reach VLDB (>1TB) in size? I currently manage and have recently migrated terabyte sized databases (~30TB) to SQL Server 2016. In this session, people will learn how they need to change their thinking when it comes to bread and butter DBA tasks like daily and weekly maintenance, patching, restores and monitoring. I will also share many lessons learned and strategies from migrating from an older version of SQL Server to a newer version like SQL Server 2016. Afterwards people will have a greater sense of confidence that they too can manage and migrate VLDB(s). Bio for Todd Kleinhans Todd Kleinhans has been working with SQL Server since 1999. He has worked mainly as a dba, but also as a developer, data architect, manager, and consultant. He is currently a Senior SQL Server DBA at BAE Systems. Todd has served in the past on the board of the Denver SQL Server User Group and is the VP of Marketing. He enjoys presenting at user groups, virtual groups, and SQL Saturday events. Todd also recently participated in the second annual Speaker Idol contest at the PASS Summit this year. He can be found on Twitter @toddkleinhans and maintains a blog at

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What we're about

Welcome! We are a community of professionals interested in Microsoft SQL Server database products. Monthly meetings are usually the 3rd Wednesday at 5:30pm. (On occasion they are on Tue or Thu at 5:30)

We cover all topics related to SQL Server, including T-SQL, Production DBA, SQL Development, Business Intelligence, OLAP, SSIS, SSRS, and Service Broker.

This group is for you if you want to network and meet other SQL professionals whose abilities are between beginner to well-seasoned, ask SQL-related questions to other members, learn about job opportunities, and basically give your career a boost.

No cost to attend monthly meetings!

However, please consider making a donation ( to defray costs.

This is NOT a group for recruiters - unless you are interested in being a sponsor. This means helping with some of the basic costs for running this group. In return you meet some great people who are passionate about their careers. Please contact me if you are interested in sponsoring in some capacity. Some possibilities: paying for appetizers/drinks at SQL Lunch events, paying for the annual SQL Holiday Networking Social, and paying for pizza at our monthly meetings. In return you are given a 2 minute spotlight to say what you want to the group, meet and chat with people before and after events, and hand out your business cards. THIS IS NOT A GROUP FOR POSTING JOBs - there are plenty of over venues for that. This is a technical group with the promise of being free from job postings.

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