Monitoring, Maintaining, and Tuning, For Database Administrators, For IT Professionals

SQTH07 Database Backups for the Accidental DBA


9:30AM - 10:45AM

Level: Introductory

Grant Fritchey

Product Evangelist

Red Gate Software

Backups and Restores for the Accidental DBA: You've fallen into a job that requires you to manage a SQL Server Database Management System. Now you have to keep these databases on their feet. You've heard of this concept called a backup, and it sounds great, but you sure don't know what it is. This session is for you. We're going to go over backups, right from the beginning, so that when you come out of this session you can go back to your systems and set up backups, log backups, differentials, and anything else you might need. Further, you'll know how to recover your database in the event of an actual failure. We'll introduce the Backup & Restore GUI, including new functionality with SQL Server 2012, as well as TSQL statements. We'll go over how to automate the process through the SQL Agent. The fundamentals you need to get a good backup in place and then be able to restore it will be covered in this session.

You will learn:

  • How to run a backup on your own system against your own databases
  • How to run a restore of a full database, a differential and a log, all to a specific point in time
  • Tools of automation that can help you through all these tasks on your own system