Moves Like Jagger: Upgrading to SQL Server 2012
Upgrading SQL Server is one of the most challenging and risky
operations that you will perform as a DBA. Make the wrong move, and you
could be heading for the exit. In this diverse session, we'll take an
in-depth look at moving to the SQL Server 2012 platform and review the
upgrade strategies available for a smooth and successful move.
We'll cover preparing and reporting for upgrade, upgrade strategies,
performing the upgrade, and how to know the upgrade was successful. And
we'll explore some advanced scenarios, including SQL Server 2012 on
Server Core, preparing for AlwaysOn availability groups, upgrading your
SQL failover cluster, and storage migration. After this session, you too
can have “moves like Jagger.”
Mark Broadbent is a SQL Server MCM and speaker with extensive experience working with numerous HADR & upgrade solutions and deployments. In 2011 he was awarded Microsoft's Community Contributor award and in 2012 also received the PASS Outstanding Volunteer award. Mark currently serves as a PASS UK Regional Mentor, is the founder and event lead to SQLSaturday Cambridge (the UK's first SQLSaturday) and runs the Cambridgeshire SQL User Group which is a PASS Chapter. He has previously presented at SQLBits 7/8/9/X/XI, SQLRally 1/2, SQLRelay, PASS Summit 2011/12 and SQLSaturday's Lisbon, Dublin, Edinburgh, New York, Cambridge and Portland.