What we’re about
This virtual group is for all database professionals who work on the Microsoft Data Platforms, most notably SQL Server, and are interested in the aspects of business continuity, high availability, and disaster recovery, that are essential skills for database professionals to ensure the livelihood of their business if the inevitable issue occurs.
Check out the recordings at our YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSby7JTCxKy_B5H-yLG890Q
Please review our code of conduct page. Anyone violating it will be removed from the group or meeting, and potentially banned from any future meetings or affiliated events.
Upcoming events (3)See all
- SQL Server & KubernetesLink visible for attendees
Container technology has taken the whole world by storm and since 2017, we can run SQL Server in a container! Running SQL Server in containers has many benefits for Data Platform professionals but there are many challenges as well. Orchestrators provide a platform and the tools to overcome these challenges and the most popular orchestrator by far is Kubernetes. Join Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Certified Kubernetes Administrator, Andrew Pruski, to dive into the world of Kubernetes!
This session will provide an overview of Kubernetes, how it works, the challenges it overcomes, and the challenges that it comes with. We will cover the definition of Kubernetes constructs such as deployments, pods, and services. Then we'll look at how to deploy SQL Server to Kubernetes and avoid some of the pitfalls of the platform. Then, most importantly for Data Platform professionals, we'll learn how to persist our data in Kubernetes. Finally, we'll have a bit of fun and look at a tool for testing high availability in Kubernetes using Space Invaders! This session is aimed at anyone who wants to learn the what, the why, and the how to run SQL Server on Kubernetes.
Goals: Attendees will learn the definition of Kubernetes and the challenges in overcomes. Attendees will learn how to deploy SQL Server to Kubernetes Attendees will learn how to persist data in Kubernetes
- How to survive your next pandemic; a technical and personal pathwayLink visible for attendees
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to our personal and professional lives, forcing us to adapt and reevaluate our priorities. In this interactive session, I will share real-life lessons from my personal experiences and a systematic study of friends and colleagues on how to prepare for safety and growth in both areas. Drawing from my previous course on Disaster Recovery Management, I will discuss the importance of Preparing for safety both professional and personal: 1. Keeping informed 2. Staying safe 3. Staying sane 4. Keeping others safe 5. Staying in regular contact Additionally, I will share my own experiences of achieving a social detox, pursuing passions, and spending more time with family and friends. Looking forward: I will share my plans for the "Next Time" to better prepare for future crises and encourage others to do the same. Together, as a society and as professionals, we can learn from this harrowing experience.
- Are Snapshots Backups?Link visible for attendees
As data grows exponentially, businesses face challenges in data protection, availability, and recovery. Traditional backups struggle to meet modern demands. Storage array-based snapshots offer a compelling alternative, providing efficient and reliable backup solutions.
Learn how snapshots evolved, rivaling traditional methods in speed, scalability, and integrity. Explore SQL Server 2022 innovations, including using snapshots for database backups and protection and building AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
In this session, you will learn:
• Modern storage array-based snapshots concepts and internals
• Latest SQL Server 2022 snapshot backup features for improved availability
• Application-consistent backup and restores using snapshots
• Building and seeding SQL Server Availability Groups with snapshots
• Best practices for storage-based snapshot backups and restores