Don‟t Wait for Disaster to Strike:
Part 1: Techniques & Technology




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Today’s Agenda
•   HA vs DR: What’s the Difference?
•   High Availability Options
•   Disaster Recovery Options
•   Backup...
High Availability is for:                          Disaster Recovery is for:




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High Availability:                                 Disaster Recovery:
• Clustering                                       •...
HA: Clustering
HA: Synchronous Mirroring
Both HA, DR: Replication
DR: Asynchronous Mirroring
DR: Log Shipping
DR: SAN Replication
DR: Virtualization Replication
Brent’s Personal Favorites

High Availability:                                 Disaster Recovery:
• Clustering            ...
Backup Best Practices
         • Never back up directly to
           local disk
         • Back up to file share
        ...
Avoid Agents
• Lose schedule control
• Can’t gauge success




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Do Fire Drills Ahead Of Time
        • Build a standalone
          restore testbed
        • Document how
          long ...
Resources
• Visit our SQL Server technical resource blog
                  at: www.sqlserverpedia.com - feel free to send
...
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Learn the differences between Microsoft SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery technologies like clustering, database mirroring, log shipping, SAN replication and more.

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Disaster Recovery Techniques And Technologies

  1. 1. Don‟t Wait for Disaster to Strike: Part 1: Techniques & Technology To hear the audio for this presentation, please dial the phone conference number included in the meeting invitation. Audio will not come through your speakers. © 2008 Quest Software, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda • HA vs DR: What’s the Difference? • High Availability Options • Disaster Recovery Options • Backup Best Practices • Resources and Q&A
  3. 3. High Availability is for: Disaster Recovery is for: Photo licensed with Creative Commons, used from: Photo licensed with Creative Commons, used from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/melancon/280076809/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/meltedplastic/2854777253/
  4. 4. High Availability: Disaster Recovery: • Clustering • Replication • Synchronous Mirroring • Asynchronous Mirroring • Replication • Log Shipping • SAN Replication • Virtualization Replication Photo licensed with Creative Commons, used from: Photo licensed with Creative Commons, used from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/melancon/280076809/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/meltedplastic/2854777253/
  5. 5. HA: Clustering
  6. 6. HA: Synchronous Mirroring
  7. 7. Both HA, DR: Replication
  8. 8. DR: Asynchronous Mirroring
  9. 9. DR: Log Shipping
  10. 10. DR: SAN Replication
  11. 11. DR: Virtualization Replication
  12. 12. Brent’s Personal Favorites High Availability: Disaster Recovery: • Clustering • Replication • Synchronous Mirroring • Asynchronous Mirroring • Replication • Log Shipping • SAN Replication • Virtualization Replication Photo licensed with Creative Commons, used from: Photo licensed with Creative Commons, used from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/melancon/280076809/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/meltedplastic/2854777253/
  13. 13. Backup Best Practices • Never back up directly to local disk • Back up to file share • Back up to different SAN • Back flat files up to tape • Get the tapes offsite fast • If it’s really critical, mirror the backups Photo licensed with Creative Commons, used from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/darwinbell/465459020/
  14. 14. Avoid Agents • Lose schedule control • Can’t gauge success Photo licensed with Creative Commons, used from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/practicalowl/314989744/
  15. 15. Do Fire Drills Ahead Of Time • Build a standalone restore testbed • Document how long a restore will take for managers • Update it quarterly • Trust no one Photo licensed with Creative Commons, used from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/millzero/705902956/
  16. 16. Resources • Visit our SQL Server technical resource blog at: www.sqlserverpedia.com - feel free to send your SQL Server related technical questions to: ask@sqlserverpedia.com • Visit our dedicated SQL Server community site at: http://sqlserver.quest.com • Check out our “Backstage” area with all of our collateral and upcoming events including our „Pain of the Week‟ webcasts: • www.quest.com/backstage • www.quest.com/backstage/pow.aspx

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