Columbus GA
SQL Server Users Group



Next Meeting: Mon, Apr 20 2015

April Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

Come join us on April 20th to connect, share and learn about Microsoft SQL Server. This month Tim Radney will dust off his session "Understanding SQL Server Backup and Restore". This session has been updated to include 2014 features such as backing up to Azure and backup encryption. Food/Drink/SWAG will be provided.


UTC : Mon, Apr 20 2015 22:00 - 23:30
Event Time : Mon, Apr 20 2015 18:00 - 19:30 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Mon, Apr 20 2015 22:00 - 23:30


3000 Macon Road
Columbus, Georgia

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

Understanding SQL Server Backup and Restore

Speaker: Tim Radney, Principal Consultant SQLskills

Summary: Everyone knows that it's critical to have backups but it's amazing how few people make sure those backups can be restored properly! Too many times to count, Tim has been brought in by organizations to help recover failed systems where administrators simply didn’t know how to properly restore SQL Server backups when they have to. In this session, Tim will explain the various types of backups that can be taken and demonstrate how to restore each of them. Apart from covering the common full, differential and log backups, Tim will also cover partial, filegroup, and COPY_ONLY backups, backing up to and restoring from a URL, backup encryption, and how to perform a hack attach for the ultimate tail log restore. There's something here for everyone to learn!

About Tim: Tim Radney is a principal consultant with SQLskills and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP.



Training Opportunity!

SQL Saturday's are fantastic ways to meet others in the SQL Community as well as learn more about SQL Server.  SQL Saturday follow the same format as the PASS Summit with multiple sessions per hour to chose from.  These are regional events and they happen within driving distance of Columbus GA many times per year.  Check out to see when the next meetings are.

Also are you on Twitter?  There is a huge SQL Community on Twitter.  Did you know you could tweat #sqlhelp to ask others questions?  Did you know #sqlpass is also available to ask questions regarding SQL PASS or any of the SQL Saturday events?

In my opinion one of the BEST training events is the PASS Summit.  Check out the event.  There is still time to register.  The best of the best will be holding sessions from very basic T-SQL skills to the most advanced skillsets with BI, SSRS, SSIS, etc.  The Summit is a must attend kind of event.  We have at least 5 folks from our PASS chapter that are attending.