Olympia Area SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the website for the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group (OASSUG) in Thurston County, Washington. Our meetings feature excellent presentations plus the opportunity to network with SQL Server professionals.


Next Meeting: Wed, Jul 16 2014

July: Not So Basic Backup and Restore

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person


Event Time : Wed, Jul 16 2014 14:30 - 16:30 Pacific Daylight Time


Room 153, DSHS, Point Plaza East
310 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, Washington

Olympia Area SQL Server User group meeting.

We are back to our regular schedule.

Last minute location change for our meeting:

Town Center 2, Room 153

Please use following link for campus map:

Campus Map

Featured Presentation

Not So Basic Backup and Restore

Speaker: Theresa Iserman

Summary: You’re taking basic backups and you know how to restore them. Things have been running smoothly in your environment but you want to be confident that you’re equipped with the backup and restore tools, techniques, and options that you’ll need to adapt your strategies as business needs change. You’ve heard about piecemeal restores, filegroup backups, and backing up to multiple files, and now you’re ready to dig into learning more about these topics. In this demo-rich presentation, we’ll review scenarios using these options and you'll gain an understanding of some intermediate and advanced options related to backup performance, corruption detection, and the new SQL Server 2014 hybrid backup scenarios. You'll return to the office inspired to validate your backups and test your restore processes regularly, and you'll have references to great tools the SQL community has shared to help you get started.

About Theresa: Theresa Iserman is a database lead based in Hood River, Oregon. She has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry and has held roles in Business Intelligence, Web Application Development, and Technical Project Management at companies including a Boeing subsidiary, Sybase, and Macromedia. Theresa is passionate about SQL Server and enjoys participating in the PASS community. When she's not experimenting with the latest SQL Server technologies, Theresa enjoys windsurfing and riding her road bike around the Columbia Gorge.


Supplementary Materials

The following event attachments are available to you:


PASS 2019 Discount Code Discount code for the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group is:


Call for Speakers

Peter Palka is trying to put together a 6 month calendar of speakers and topics. Peter would like to start having two presentations per meeting. One topic could be a short 15 minute presentation and then the other could be a 60-90 minute topic. 

 If you have done something you think is noteworthy that others could benefit from, Peter would like to hear from you. He is willing to help you turn any ideas you have into a presentation. OASSUG is a user group, provided and supported by local area SQL Server users.

  Remember you don’t have to do a full-blown 90 minute presentation; even just a short presentation would be a great way to support our local SQL Server user group.



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