Top Five Disasters we've dealt with in our time as DBAs

Gethyn and David have been DBAs for far too long. Between them, they have had to deal with their fair share of interesting times

Come and hear about our top five disasters and how we managed, or not, to dig ourselves or our team out of a hole.

This will be a fun session discussing some of the strange things that have happened to us in the combined 35 years we have been doing this.

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Starts: 13:40 10th Mar 2022
Ends: 14:00 10th Mar 2022


Short Description
- Come and hear our top five disasters and how we managed them (or not)
Other technologies
- SQL Server 2000 VMWare Data Center Generators NetApp

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Top Five Disasters for a SQL Server DBA SQL Bits.pptx


Gethyn Ellis
David Postlethwaite


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