Professional SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery


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Sep 19 - Sep 21, 2022
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Professional SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery
3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Programming

Course Details

The Professional SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery training course explain the High Availability (HA) and disaster recovery technologies available in SQL Server: Replication, AlwaysOn, and Log Shipping.

In this course, you’ll learn what they are, how to monitor them, and how to troubleshoot any related problems. You will be introduced to the availability groups of AlwaysOn and learn how to configure them to extend your database mirroring. Through this course, you will be able to explore the technical implementations of high availability and disaster recovery technologies that you can use when you create a highly available infrastructure, including hybrid topologies.

By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with all that you need to know to develop a robust and high-performance infrastructure.


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After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Configure and troubleshoot replication, AlwaysOn, and log shipping
  • Study the best practices to implement HA and DR solutions
  • Design HA and DR topologies for the SQL Server and study how to choose a topology for your environment
  • Use T-SQL to configure replication, AlwaysOn, and log shipping
  • Migrate from on-premises SQL Server to Azure SQL Database
  • Manage and maintain AlwaysOn availability groups for extended database mirroring


Lesson 1: Getting Started with SQL Server HA and DR

  • What is High Availability and Disaster Recovery?
  • HA and DR Terminologies
  • SQL Server HA and DR Solutions
  • Introduction to SQL Server Replication
  • Types of Replication
  • Configuring Snapshot Replication Using SQL Server Management Studio
  • Optimizing Snapshot Replication

Lesson 2: Transactional Replication

  • Understanding Transactional Replication
  • Configuring Transactional Replication
  • Azure SQL Database as a Subscriber in Transaction Replication
  • Understanding Peer-To-Peer Transactional Replication
  • Configuring Peer-To-Peer Transactional Replication
  • Modifying an Existing Publication

Lesson 3: Monitoring Transactional Replication

  • The Replication Monitor
  • Real-World Transactional Replication Problems and Solutions
  • Conflicts in Peer-to-Peer Transactional Replication

Lesson 4: AlwaysOn Availability Groups

  • AlwaysOn Availability Group Concepts and Terminology
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Creating Hyper-V VMs
  • Active Directory Domain Controller
  • Installing the SQL Server Developer Edition
  • Windows Server Failover Cluster
  • Configuring AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups on Microsoft Azure

Lesson 5: Managing AlwaysOn Availability Groups

  • AlwaysOn AG Failover
  • Managing AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Monitoring AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Troubleshooting AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Lesson 6: Configuring and Managing Log Shipping

  • Configuring Log Shipping
  • Managing and Monitoring Log Shipping
  • Troubleshooting Common Log Shipping Issues
  • Comparing AlwaysOn, Replication, and Log Shipping

Target Audience

This course is for you if you’re a database administrator or database developer who wants to improve the performance of your production environment.


Prior experience of working with SQL Server will help you get the most out of this course.



For the optimal student experience, we recommend the following hardware configuration:

  • Processor: 1.8 GHz or higher Pentium 4 (or equivalent)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Hard disk: 200 GB free space
  • An internet connection


  • Operating System: Windows 8 or above
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome (latest version)
  • An Azure subscription
  • SQL Server Management Studio 17.2 or above
  • PowerShell 5.1
  • SQL Server 2014 SP2 or above installed as named instance Server\SQL2014
  • SQL Server 2016 SP2 installed as named instance Server\SQL2016