Sean McCown is the speaker. Sean McCown holds a double MCITP in SQL Server 2008 for both Administration and Development. He is also a SQL Server MVP with over 15yrs experience in databases. Sean is a Contributing Editor with InfoWorld Magazine and a frequent contributor to many community sites and forums. Sean is also founder and co-owner of the renowned website MidnightDBA.com where he records free SQL Server training videos and co-hosts the popular webshow, DBAs@Midnight. Sean also speaks a various SQLSaturday events and is a board member of his local user group, NTSSUG.
The topic is titled The Backup Tune-up and will cover:
Have you ever gotten tired of your 1TB database taking 4+ hrs to backup? Are you sick of having your users breathe down your neck for 2hrs because it’s taking too long to restore a DB? Well now you don’t have to worry about that anymore. I’m going to show you some little known tricks, methods, and trace flags you can use to tune your backups just like you would a query. Backups actually have kind of an execution plan that you can access if you know how, and knowing how to get the individual portions of your backup process down will allow you to knock 80% and even more off of your backup and restore time. I’m not holding anything back in this session. This is a method I’ve used for 15yrs to tune my backups and I’ve had great success with it.