12:30 sharp start , downstairs bar at the Golden Fleece EC4N 1SP.
12:30 - 12:31 Welcome and hello
12:31 - 13:30 Remote Presentation : Gail Shaw
Dos and don’ts of database corruption
Database corruption is one of the worst things you can encounter as a DBA. It can result in downtime, data loss, and unhappy users. What’s scary about corruption is that it can strike out of the blue and with no warning. If maintenance is not being done regularly on the database it's easy for corruption to go unnoticed until it's too late to repair without losing data.
In this session we’ll look at
• Easy maintenance operations you should be running right now to ensure the fastest possible identification and resolution of corruption
• Best practices for handling a database that you suspect may be corrupted
• Common actions that can worsen the problem.
• Appropriate steps to take and methods of recovery
Gail Shaw is a database consultant from Johannesburg, South Africa, specializing in performance tuning and database optimization. Before moving to consulting, she worked at a large South African investment bank and was responsible for the performance of the major systems there. Gail is a frequent poster on the SQLServerCentral.com forums and writes for Simple-Talk. She has presented multiple times at Microsoft TechEd Africa and PASS Summit. She was named a SQL Server MVP in July 2008.