ProExchange UserGroup: EMC Exchange Solutions
When? Thursday, May 3rd 2007
Where? Sofitel, Brussels
Topic? EMC Exchange Solutions (it will be a technical session, covering the products EMC has available for Exchange to pursue archivation, virtualization, etc)
18h30 - 19h00 registration
19h00 - 21h00 Session EMC Exchange solutions
21h00 - 22h00 Networking (including something to eat & drink)
If you are registered as a member of Pro-Exchange (it's free ;-), you will receive an email with more detailed information about this event.
The event is free, and open for every registered member of Pro-Exchange! firstname.lastname@example.org
SQL UG: Secrets of Fast Detection and Recovery from Database Corruptions by Paul Randal
When? Thu May 24 by Paul Randal
Where? Microsoft Av. Culliganlaan 1A, 1831 Diegem
Topic? How can you tell whether your data is corrupt? If you have corruption, how do you work out what's wrong with the database? How do you ensure you have a valid backup? If you don't have a valid backup, how and what do you repair? If you do have a backup, how do you work out whether you should restore or repair? And at what granularity? How do you go about determining what went wrong in the first place? It's all about limiting downtime and data-loss when a corruption occurs - from knowing the tools to understanding the choices to planning a successful strategy. Some of the features discussed: torn-page detection and page checksums, IO read-retry, backup checksums, consistency checks (DBCC CHECKDB and related commands), and database repairs. Facing database corruption is almost inevitable in every DBAs career - make sure you're prepared when it happens to you.
Timing? The starting hour 18:30, doors open from 18:00 hour.