I attended Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randal’s session on database maintenance, from planning to post-mortum. Absolutely fantastic. I think it should be titled ‘A Database Comedy’ though. 🙂
The day started with a discussion on sql internals and query processing details, and then, after lunch dove into details of various maintenance tasks, including file maintenance, log maintenance, index maintenance, backups and restores, consistency checking, and corruption checking and recovering from that.
After the session there was the usual opening party and the SSC gambling party. All awesome.
Photos so far – http://picasaweb.google.com/GilaMonster.za/PASS2008#
The only minor problem is that the hotel’s free internet access isn’t working. Hopefully they’ll get that sorted soon.