Upgrade and Migrate your SQL Server with Just Minutes of Down Time
When you are on the most recent version of SQL Server, many tasks are just that much easier. Help is easier to find, recent articles and blog posts most likely apply to you and you can take full advantage of all the new features. In this session we will address the challenges of upgrading or migrating your SQL Servers to new hardware. In this case study based session, this real life example with show how I moved a VLDB with less than 15 minutes of downtime. In this session we will review not only the technical options that you must evaluate but the most important aspect of your database move; the end users. We will discuss how to provide information to each group so you have a company standing behind you in support as you migrate. This case study included a Version upgrade and a Hardware upgrade during the same outage.
SQL Server MVP
Chris started his database career while in the Marine Corps working with Lotus Ami Pro databases somewhere in 1993. From there he went on to companies such as Wells Fargo, Pulte Mortgage and Yellow Pages Inc., and later consulted with insurance companies including Anthem Blue Shield. Chris has enjoyed writing and speaking about SQL Server over the last 10 years at events such as SQL Connections, Pass and SSWUG Ultimate conferences where Chris was the Conference Chair. Chris received the Microsoft MVP award. He is the founding member of the Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group and is currently blogging on chrisshaw.wordpress.com, sswug.org and writing his book, How to Find Your Next DBA Job.
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