The goal of the DBA Virtual Group is to provide a PASS community for the DBA. It provides a forum for open discussion and education on issues that face SQL Server database administrators.

Get SQL Server setup right, first time! – sponsored by Dell Software

Wed, Mar 23 2016 16:00 UTC

Get SQL Server setup right, first time! - sponsored by Dell Software

When planning your SQL Server deployments there are a lot of different options to choose from and configurations that you can use, but which ones are for you? Here I will discuss and highlight some of the key recommended practices that you should follow and put in place when you build your SQL Servers and ways that you can automate these in order to standardize your server deployments covering: - Trace Flags, Configuration Options and Design Choices - Maintenance and Monitoring essentials - How to select the right High Availability or Disaster Recovery option - Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting methods


John Martin

John (@SQLDiplomat) is a Sales Engineer for SQL Sentry, interacting with existing and prospective customers at conferences and trade shows. He also provides demos and online webinars for existing and future users of SQL Sentry software. Prior to joining SQL Sentry, John worked as a Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft based in the UK, working with a wide array of customers in many different industries that make use of SQL Server and the Microsoft Azure platform.

Interested in Presenting to the DBA VG?

We can always use people to give a talk at one of our bi-monthly events. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please send your title, a brief abstract and a brief bio to Sharon Dooley, dbavolunteer@sqlpass.org.

Want to become a member of the DBA VG Leadership team?

Members of this team moderate meetings and interact with the speakers during the Q&A sessions. Contact Sharon Dooley, dbavolunteer@sqlpass.org if you'd like to become part of the team.

Have a speaker to recommend?

Send the email address of the proposed speaker together with any relevant information about the speaker to Sharon Dooley, dbavolunteer@sqlpass.org.

 

Meeting Recordings

The DBA Virtual Chapter presentations are recorded. On the Meeting Archive page, you will find  .WMV files that can be viewed on-line. Select the event you are interested in, click the Show More button if it is visible, and the recording and any associated files will be visible.

Regular Meeting Schedule

The DBA Virtual Chapter holds two regular webinars each month. The first one is on the second Wednesday at noon, Mountain time and the second one is on the fourth Wednesday at noon, Eastern time. These 1 - 1¼ hour presentations include slides, demos and a time for questions and answers. The meetings are recorded and archived.

 

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