September 17, 2020 – A Dive into the System Databases by Greg Moore

Denver SQL Server User Group meeting for September 17, 2020


Meeting Agenda

5:30 – 6:00 We’ll open the zoom meeting at 5:30 pm Mountain Time for networking

6:00 – 6:15 User Group Business

6:15 – 7:30 Main presentation


Main Presentation:

A Dive into the System Databases

This session will delve into details of the system databases.

These are created when the system is installed and then DBAs pretty much forget about them.  If you ask, they might have an idea of what their use is, but the truth is, they’re sort of a black box to many.


This session will cover how and when to back them up, how to move them if necessary and how to take advantage of that “model” database that seems to just sort of sit there.



Greg Moore is a graduate of RPI. There, he majored in CompSci, but probably spent as much time hiking, canoeing, caving and rock-climbing as he did studying.

He started working with SQL Server 4.21a in 1995 and has survived numerous upgrades.

He’s been a Director and later VP of IT at several startups including PowerOne Media, TownNews and Traffiq and now consults. These days, when he’s not busy with playing with SQL Server or spending time with his family, he can often be found underground caving or teaching cave rescue with the NCRC.

While his focus is on the operations side of DBA, his interests include DR, performance and general IT problem solving.

He is the author of: IT Disaster Response: Lessons Learned in the Field.


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Sep 17 2020


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