Tomorrow (December 14, 2016) at 12 PM Eastern I’m giving a webinar on preparing for your SQL Server farm for the holidays.
Here’s what I will be covering:
It’s the end of the year and you want to have a safe and uninterrupted holiday vacation. Or you’re the one who won’t be taking time off but you have plenty of co-workers who will and you don’t want to be stuck holding the bag if something goes wrong (and Murphy says it will). While this sounds like a pipe dream for anyone who works in IT, there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of being interrupted by that frantic phone call or email from work.
A lot of what I’ll talk about will be common sense items. The point is to get everything in place so that whoever is covering for you as you take days off can function without having to make a phone call except in the case of a real emergency. Or, if you’re the one who is left behind, tending the servers while others are out, here’s what you should have so you don’t have to send that email or pick up that phone. After all, no one likes getting called for the trivial stuff during time off. We’ll look at what you need to take care of to minimize the changes of those phone calls (short of threats of bodily harm).