In doing my final preparations for part 7 of my TechNet webcast series on Building Robust, Reliable and Recoverable Systems, I decided to (once again) review my abstract. I do this as a last step to make sure I cover everything I said I would cover. Here’s the abstract:



TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 7 of 11): Technologies and Features to Improve Availability


Find the right technology for the job in this seventh webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series. Join us to learn which technologies provide the right solution for a specific problem, as well as the pros and cons of each technology. Designing a system to protect you against the faults most likely to occur is the first and most important strategy, but finding the right combination to minimize both downtime and data loss is critical. This webcast covers many of the “AlwaysOn” technologies at a glance: remote mirroring, failover clustering, database mirroring, log shipping, [peer to peer] replication, RAID, partial database availability, piecemeal online restore, database snapshots, snapshot isolation, and online index operations.


Start Time: Friday, April 21, 2006 9:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
End Time: Friday, April 21, 2006 11:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)  


So, in re-reading this it certainly sounds like a lot to cover. But – rest assured, this session is what we’re going to use to lead into the rest of the series. Parts 8-11 go into more detail on some of the new and more complex topics covered in that list. For example, parts 8 and 9 cover Database Mirroring and part 10 covers Partial Database Availability, Online Piecemeal Restore and Database Snapshots. Also, for a few topics, I’ll point you to some great resources to keep you going in learning these other technologies. In the end, my goal for Friday is make sure you understand the best use case for each of these technologies. Once you know when it’s best to use them, you can really begin to architect the *right* solution for your system! Parts 8-11 will focus more on implementation and demos!


If you’re wondering what your options are and how to get better direction on the architecture to implement, join us on Friday: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032290562&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US


Oh, and in the actual abstract, there’s a typo…not sure if we’ll have time to cover log hipping. ;) ;)


Talk to you on Friday!
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