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Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Registration & Refreshments: 8:00 am
Presentation: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Presentation Location: Suncor Energy Centre
West Tower  – Room 17 H
150 – 6th Ave. SW
Eventbrite - COUG Presentation December 8th, 2016

Presentation: A Good DBA Always Has A Rollback Plan

How Good is Your Rollback Strategy – 5 Ingredients For A Successful Rollback.
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a change and all of a sudden the decision to rollback the change is taken?
Did you have a plan to follow? Or did you wing it?
If the latter, was the rollback successful? Or did you miss a step, that came back the next day to bite you?
I’ve been there, done that.
Join me to today to find out my 5 ingredients for a successful rollback!

Speaker: Diana Robete, First4 Database Partners

  • Diana Robete is senior DBA and founder of
  • With over 12 years of experience in the DBA world, Diana’s view of the DBA job is different. Diana shares with her readers, on the job, real life challenges, applied and tested scripts and concepts
  • Diana writes out of experience about the challenges she is facing, about successes she is encountering, all of which made her the DBA she is today
  • Diana currently works with First4 Database Partners Inc, and enjoys every moment of it!


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