For those of you who couldn't make it to a conference this year where I presented my Corruption Survival Techniques session, the folks at TechEd EMEA have just posted an 80 minute long video of the presentation I did in Barcelona in early November. It walks through I/O errors, what CHECKDB does, how it works, how to run it, CHECKDB FAQ, how to interpret the output, choosing between repair and restore and has a bunch of demos of recovering from corruptions. Lots of fun stuff!

The video is available at The accompanying scripts and corrupt databases are all posted on our website – see this blog post for details.