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July Meeting - Tuesday, July 14, 2015


When:   Wednesday July 15th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

              (Always the third Wednesday of the month)


Where:  New Horizons

               2727 NW Loop 410



            Jim Steiner – Rackspace – 16 years as a SQL DBA.  Currently team lead of a nine person team responsible for escalation issues on about 20,000 instances in 10 data centers in four different countries.




SQL Server replication and clustering.  We will cover the 4 different type of replication and have a short demo of setting up transactional replication.  For clustering we will cover the basic setup and go over active/passive versus active/active setups and the requirements.


Give away:

            Several SQL books.


More Info:




Pizza and soda will be provided.  All are welcome.

 Job Opportunities

JR Database Administrator

As a member of the DBA team, you will be responsible for configuring, managing, maintaining and monitoring SQL Servers in our Production environment. Our DBAs will also assist in supporting our SQL Servers in multiple Development environments. Database security, reviewing object level changes for deployments, implementing new SQL technology/features, upgrading our SQL servers will also be an essential part of your role. You will report to the DBA Manager.


·         Support a high volume, large database environment within our Production infrastructure

·         Own, track and resolve database related incidents and requests within established SLA’s

·         Review service related reports (capacity, post-deployment performance, etc.)

·         Respond to database related alerts and escalations within expected timeframes

·         Assist with DR documentation and drills

·         Act as the lead on major department initiatives and projects

·         Assist with creating functional documentation

·         Work with Engineering and Data Center team to help resolve performance issues

·         Work with the IT Infrastructure team for SQL Server installation and administration

·         Work with the Engineering team to come up with strategic solutions for recurring issues

·         Configure and manage backups

·         Provide 24x7 on-call support for production database issues

Skills & Requirements


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field or related experience


·         3+ years of experience with MS SQL Server in a production environment

·         Profiler and other monitoring and troubleshooting tools

·         Experience with any of the following Failover Cluster/Log shipping/AlwaysOn

·         Ability to identify and prioritize actions to achieve goals and mitigate risk

·         Excellent written and oral communication


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 SALSSA Contacts
Name Role Email
Jim Steiner SALSSA Coordenator