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Enhancing Data Availability and Recovery with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Mirroring (Rolf Tesmer + Ben Thurecht)
Author: Greg Linwood Date Posted: 10/21/2009 12:20:07 AM
The SQL Server Database Mirroring feature has been available since SQL 2005 SP1 and with the release of SQL 2008 Microsoft has provided several enhancements to this already innovative and extremely robust High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) solution. In this session we will explore the various common HA and DR solutions available for SQL databases, such as Clustering, SQL Log Shipping, SQL Replication and SAN Based Mirroring and where SQL Database Mirroring fits when into this solutions mix. We will provide an overview to Database Mirroring functionality and operations, when and how to deploy and of course all supported with several live practical demonstrations on Database Mirroring setup, configuration, applications failover processing and new features in SQL 2008 Mirroring.


Rolf Tesmer
Principal SQL Consultant, Dimension Data Australia

Rolf has over 15 years experience within the IT industry, including 12 years specific focus on all aspects of the SQL Server and Windows platforms. Rolf forms part of the Database Services group as the principal SQL consultant providing leading database consulting solutions and a very mature managed database services model. Rolf’s technical background has come from working with major corporate's throughout Australia and England, such as BHP, Honda and Australia Post. At these organisations he was involved with a variety of diverse and complex projects, including article tracking and logistics and high volume payment transaction processing initiatives. Rolf’s most recent focus has been in the technical consulting space where he has been involved in delivering various comprehensive database solutions incorporating in-depth database environmental review and complex business and applications analysis. Rolf holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Monash University and Post Graduate Diploma of Management from Melbourne Business School.

Ben Thurecht
Senior SQL Consultant, Dimension Data Australia

Ben has over 10 years experience in the IT industry, including 6 years as a technical consultant with a focus on SQL Server and Microsoft .NET application development. Ben is currently a senior consultant within the Database Services group at Dimension Data. His technical background has grown from working with major corporations throughout Australia and New Zealand, including V/Line, Department of Transport Victoria, Bakers Delight, Medibank Private and ANZ. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Melbourne along with numerous industry certifications.

Venue: Microsoft Level 5, Building 4, Freshwater Place, Southbank , Melbourne, VIC | Duration 5:30PM pizzas & drinks for 6:00 start, approx 7:45pm finish | On: Tuesday, November 17, 2009