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Each year, Idera sponsors a variety of events worldwide to support education, training and networking opportunities for Microsoft IT professionals. Check out the list below to find events near you. We look forward to meeting you!

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3:00:00 PM EDT
Online SQL Server Backup and Restore - things you need to know

SQL Server offers many options for backing up your data and your databases. It’s important to make sure you have the right backup strategy in place, but the real key is knowing how to recover your data and databases when the time arises.

In this educational webcast, we will look at several techniques that you need to be familiar when there is a need to recover your data. This may be for disaster recovery or maybe just to build or refresh a development or test environment. Some of the topics that we will cover include:

  • Database recovery models
  • Database backup options
  • Data import / export
  • Generating scripts
  • Dealing with orphaned logins
  • Restoring TDE databases
  • Restoring transaction logs
  • Using differentials when restoring
  • Restoring on the same server
  • Restoring on a different server
  • Recovering an object or data from a backup
  • Using backups to create a test or dev environment

About Ray: Ray Barley is a Principal Architect at RDA Corporation and has been writing articles for MSSQLTips.com since 2008.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Online The Art of Stress-Free Database Administration

You're responsible for keeping SQL Server online and fast, and you're constantly burned out. You feel like you're always behind and you can never catch up. Forget becoming proactive - your company can't afford to hire enough people to get there. Brent Ozar has been there too, and he'll give you 4 steps to become at peace with your work. Make a list of your servers, make a list of what you're responsible for, prioritize what isn't under control, and share it with management so they know what you're working on. Do those four things, and your stress will start to melt away.

About Brent:

Brent Ozar loves to make SQL Server faster and more reliable. He created sp_Blitz® and sp_AskBrent®, coauthored Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting, and he loves sharing knowledge at BrentOzar.com. He's a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and a Microsoft MVP.