Getting Started with Linux for the SQL Server DBA

Target Audience:

DBAs and Windows systems administrators who are planning to deploy SQL Server on Linux


With the introduction of SQL Server 2017 for Linux, there is no escaping the fact that SQL Server DBAs need to be familiar with the Linux operating system. So, how do you start?

In this session, you will learn the most important fundamentals and commands that are important to the DBA when managing a database in a Linux environment. You will learn what is common between Windows and Linux so you can leverage information that you already know to get comfortable with managing SQL server on Linux.

Why I Want to Present This Session:

To be honest, I’m just sick and tired of those hard core Unix and Linux administrators make fun of us right-clickers 🙂

On a more serious note, this is an opportunity for SQL Server DBAs to really take their career to another heights since they already know SQL Server.

Sure, it may not be a problem at the moment because no one in their right mind will take a mission-critical, revenue-generating SQL Server database from Windows to Linux unless they really have no choice but to do so. But it can become a problem if your company suddenly decides to deploy new SQL Server databases to Linux and outsource the work to a managed service provider because you – the SQL Server DBA – can’t handle it. It’s your career on the line. And you better be ready for it.

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Edwin M Sarmiento

Managing Director at 15C Inc.
A Filipino Microsoft Certified Master and Microsoft Data Platform MVP based in Ottawa, Canada specializing in high availability, disaster recovery and system infrastructures running on the Microsoft server technology stack. He is very passionate about technology but has interests in music, professional and organizational development, leadership and management matters when not working with databases. He lives up to his primary mission statement – “To help people and organizations grow and develop their full potential.“
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