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What is the Best Disaster Recovery Solution? - by Chris Shaw

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  • It depends, every situation is different. The question is often asked of DBA's to provide a solution to very open ended requirements.  However, the best solution can only be provided if the database professional is getting all the answers.  This session is a case study into many of Disaster Recovery options that we as database professionals have.  Understand the answers to the important questions that  we should be asking to provide the best solution not only for the database but for the business as well.  As an attendee you will learn how to change an answer from it depends into a solid solution that can be built upon. We will take examples from experiences and as a group determine what the best solution is.


    Chris started his database career in 1993.  He began by working with Lotus during his time in the Marine Corps.  Following the Marines Chris continued working with databases for companies such as Wells Fargo, Pulte Mortgage and Yellow Pages Inc.  He later consulted with insurance companies including Anthem Blue Shield and Admini Quest.  Chris has been writing and speaking about SQL Servers for over 15 years at events such as SQL Connections, Pass and SSWUG Ultimate conferences. Chris was the Conference Director for SSWUG in 2008. Chris received the Microsoft MVP award in 2009, 2010, 2011, and just received his fourth MVP award in April of 2012.  He is the founding member of the Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group and presently resides as the Co-President.  Chris has many featured articles on the SSWUG website, Chris was a contributing author for SQL Server 2005 Bible and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, Volume 2.  Chris is currently writing a book for APress; SQL Server 2012 Best Practices is due out in late 2012. Blogs, information, questions, quizzes and interviews can be found at Chris’ blog site at  He can also be reached on twitter at @SQLShaw or by email at [masked]

    In July of 2012 Chris was happy to announce that he has started working with the database team at Xtivia.  You can find more information about the partnership with Xtivia here. “As much as I enjoy teaching and speaking at events, I want to know my knowledge is based on experience, and not theory.  I like to help an organization determine what the obstacles are, and help remove them so they can accomplish their mission.”

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  • Andreas T.

    Welcome Mike!

    Beer is typically provided. Feel free to bring your own.

    July 9, 2014

  • Mike R. S.

    I would like to come and sit in for a talk considering I am new to the area and would like to grow the network along with meet those in the .net space.
    Beers? Would anyone oppose to a few pints during the meet?

    July 9, 2014


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