Perth SQL Server User Group

We have meetings once a month on a Thursday. As of September 2013 the group will be meeting at the Enex 100 Seminar Room at 100 St George's Terrace.

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-- Jenny



Topic: Understanding SQL Server High Availability Options
Date: Thursday 27th November, 5.00pm-7.00pm

Greg Low


While more and more systems need ever increasing levels of availability, many customers are confused about when to use each of the high availability options provided by SQL Server. In this session, Greg will provide a detailed overview of log shipping, database mirroring, failover clustering and availability groups, with recommendations on where and when to use each, and the pros and cons of each option. He will discuss all currently-supported versions of SQL Server from 2008 to 2014. If you are confused about SQL Server HA options, this session is for you.

Speaker Bio:

Dr Greg Low is an international consultant, developer and trainer. He has been working in development since 1978, holds a PhD in Computer Science and a host of Microsoft certifications. Greg was the first certified master for SQL Server world-wide. He is the Managing Director for SQL Down Under, a SQL Server MVP, host of the popular SQL Down Under podcast series, and a Microsoft Regional Director.