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November 15-18

Seattle & online

2021 Summit video library

High Availability Basics for the DBA: What SQL Server Cannot Do For You

Edwin M Sarmiento

With the different high availability features that SQL Server provides, it can be tempting to implement Always On Availability Groups because that’s what most people recommend. However, just because you are implementing a SQL Server high availability solution doesn’t mean it will meet your high availability requirements. You don’t want to be in a situation where you spent a lot of money, effort, and resources building a SQL Server high availability solution that does not meet the business needs. The first step in implementing a high availability solution is to start with the basics.

In this session, you will learn the basics of high availability that every DBA needs to know. These basics form the foundation of every high availability solution you will deploy, regardless of the technology or feature you choose.