Capital Area Central Texas User of SQL Server

PASS affiliated user group for Austin, TX

Contact us: Email: CACTUSS.SQL (at) (gmail) (dot) (com)

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Nov 2019 Tue 11/19/2019
Speaker: Kevin Boles
Topic: Common TSQL Mistakes
Speaker: Shawn Weisfeld
Topic: Quick Introduction to GitHub
Dec 2019 Tue 12/17/2019
Speaker: Jay Falck
Topic: Setting up a test lab with Hyper-V

Meeting Location


  • Meeting dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Meeting starts: 5:30 pm with food and a QA session
  • Presentation: 6:00 pm and goes to 7:15 pm
  • Address
    • Quarry Oaks II
    • Microsoft Office
    • Suite 225
    • 10900 Stonelake Blvd.
    • Austin, TX 78759
      • * Free parking
      • * Coming from Braker, go right/straight at the traffic circle and it's the building on the left.
      • * The building is also across from the outdoor basketball court
      • * Not the building attached to the parking garage
      • * Inside the Microsoft office, go right, past the reception desk, to the far back and left
      • * If there is interest, there is sometimes an after-gathering at a local place to talk casually
    • Map:

Next Meeting




Austin NORTH<br />- Linux for SQL Server Professionals (Ubuntu specific) -<br />Jay Falck

10900 Stonelake Blvd. Suite 225 - Microsoft Office
Austin, Texas 78759
Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Title: Linux for SQL Server Professionals (Ubuntu specific)
by: Jay Falck

Summary: <h1>DELAYED 1 WEEK DUE TO MEETING ROOM UPGRADES</h1> <p>SQL Server is available for Linux. What does this mean for you, the Windows SQL Server Professional? If you just develop code for SQL Server, there’s really nothing different. However, if you’re a DBA, you’ll need to be familiar with the differences between Windows and Linux. This includes using the command line instead of a nice GUI for file manipulation, setting up users, basic security, and what tools are available for performance monitoring.</p> <p>Things we will cover: <ul> <li>Basic command equivalents between DOS and Linux</li> <li>Overview of the BASH shell</li> <li>Location of log files, database and transaction log files</li> <li>Task scheduling using cron</li> <li>Backup and restore</li> <li>Applying updates</li> <li>User and group setup and related security</li> <li>Accessing files on a Windows systems</li> <li>PowerShell for Linux</li> </ul> </p> <p>The following are some things we will not cover but references will be provided: <ul> <li>Installing SQL Server in Linux</li> <li>High Availability/Always On</li> <li>SQL Agent</li> </ul> </p>

Speaker: Jay Falck:
Bio: I started as a night shift computer operator out of high school. I moved to applications development after graduation from SAC. After a few years with the State as an applications developer, the manager of Systems Programming decided it would be better to have me on the inside looking out rather than on the outside trying to get in. I spent the next 14 years as a mainframe system programmer for two state agencies. In 1996 I moved to Healthcare IT and have been that ever since. I've spent most of the past 14 years doing ETL, performance and HIPAA security. In these various jobs, I've used all manner of databases including InfoTec IMP, IBM VSAM and DB2, Interbase, Informix, Universe, Oracle 9i and SQL Server from 6.0 to 2008 R2.

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