IE3: Immersion Event on High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Tampa, FL, US: February 17-21, 2014


Special Pricing! See below for special pricing for past Immersion Event attendees.

Overview

This 5-day class is designed to give a solid grounding for database administrators in topics related to high availability and disaster recovery.

The class starts by explaining the methodology for creating a sound HA/DR plan and then covers backup and restore operations in depth. We then move on to a day of consolidation and virtualization, both of which play an important role in availability and cost-cutting. After that, the three major multi-instance technologies (clustering, database mirroring, and replication) are covered. Log shipping will be discussed, but not in any great depth. Finally we examine database snapshots, and end with a long section on consistency checking and recovering from corruptions.

Availability is an area that is critical in today’s environment and all DBAs should be able to design and appropriate availability strategy and coordinate a successful recovery after a disaster.

SQL Server versions covered:

  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2008R2
  • SQL Server 2008

Please note: demos will vary between versions and questions can be answered on any releases from SQL Server 2000 through the current release. And, if you’re a glutton for punishment and have even older versions, feel free to ask questions about any version ever released – someone on the team can probably answer it!

For a detailed agenda click HERE.

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Event details:

  • Class will run from 8:30am-5:45pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30am-5:00pm on Friday.
  • Detailed agenda:
    • 7:45am Breakfast
    • 8:30am Class begins
      • 9:45am 15-minute break
      • 11:15am 15 minute break
    • 12:30pm Lunch break
    • 1:30pm Class resumes
      • 2:45pm 15-minute break with dessert
      • 4:15pm 15-minute break
    • 5:45pm Class ends (5:00pm on Friday)
  • For those of you planning air travel and departure times after the class completion on Friday: we do end at 5:00pm on Friday and we use every minute of that schedule, and often we run a few minutes over. For most deliveries we end between 5:00pm and 5:15pm. This depends on questions and we often push out the 5:45pm endings earlier in the week if things are running behind but I can honestly say that we’ve never ended early. Our general recommendation is for you to purchase tickets with departures no earlier than 8:00pm. However, each city/location may be a little different. Consider contacting the hotel (or the hotel’s website) for more specific insight into travel times and specific travel options to the airport.
  • Evening events:
    • Monday evening: “Meet-n-Greet” in the bar. We’ll open a tab and pick up the first round so we can get to know each other better and wind down from day 1.
    • Tuesday evening: Guest presenter (tbd) from 6:30pm-9:00pm
    • Wednesday evening: Free evening
    • Thursday evening: Attendee “open-mic” presentations from 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • You will receive printed materials for all of the lecture content and a hands-on lab DVD that you can use to work through self-paced exercises covering much of what we talk about. Additionally, after the event ends, we will provide all classroom demo content and electronic whiteboard slides on our website as a zip file.
  • Also included in your registration fee are coffee, breakfast, snacks and lunch. On the registration page, please let us know if you are vegetarian (other dietary requirements are your own responsibility).
  • Class size is limited to 36 students.

Location details:

  • The Immersion Event will be held in the Marriott Tampa Westshore.
  • This hotel is in an area packed with restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, and has a great outdoor pool!
  • Our discounted hotel block/rate expired on January 20 and rooms at our discounted rate may no longer be available. If you are interested in staying at the event hotel, please email Kimberly as soon as possible and provide the following information: name on the reservation, arrival date, departure date, and optionally, your Marriott rewards number. Kimberly will try to see if a room is still available. If not, there are roughly a dozen hotels within walking distance, and Kimberly will provide a list if the Marriott Westshore is unavailable for your dates.
  • The hotel rate includes:
    • Onsite parking.
    • Wireless internet access for the entire stay.
    • Full breakfast on Saturday/Sunday.
    • Free airport shuttle.

Pricing details:

  • Full price for the Immersion Event is US$3,795.
  • Early-bird rate is US$3,295 for registrations received in 2013 before midnight PST Friday January 3rd, 2014
  • Any discount code entered (for instance, for past attendees) will be reflected in the price during registration.
  • For general discount information please see the F.A.Q.

Special Pricing Options!

  • Past attendee price: If you’ve attended an Immersion Event in the past, you can register any time for 75% of the full price (US$2,995). Please contact us for instructions.

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations prior to January 6th, 2014: fully-refunded minus $250 administration fee and 5% credit-card processing charges, where applicable.
  • Cancellations from January 6th, 2014 to February 2nd, 2014 inclusive (PST): 50% cancellation charge.
  • Cancellations on or after February 3rd, 2014 (PST): 100% cancellation charge.
  • Registrations can be transferred to a colleague to attend this class, or for you to attend another class within 12 months of this one. If within the 100% cancellation period, there is a $750 transfer fee.

Registration details:

Click HERE to go to our events registration page.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us.