HRSSUG October 2019 monthly meeting

This Month’s Speaker :

Speaker: Greg Moore

Title: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.


I am an RPI graduate who has worked in IT for over 20 years. For the first 8 years or so I did straight consulting in the upstate NY area with some trips to other parts of the country for my clients.

In 1997 I started working for a local start-up company just as the first dot-com bubble was getting started. While there I worked with some great people and some great teams to build one of the best service providers for newspapers in the country. I honed my skills on working with SQL Server using replication, log-shipping and clustering to deliver the up-time demands of our customers.

From there I moved on to a 4.5 year stint for another start-up called Traffiq. While based in NYC, I worked in the Virginia office and commuted most weeks from upstate NY down to the NYC office and the Virginia office. Again, I had the pleasure of working with some great people.

Since August of 2011, I have been working on several new projects of my own, including QuiCR.

When I’m not busy in front of the computer, you may find me watching spending time with my family, watching NCIS, hiking or crawling through a hole in the ground. Yes, I’m a caver (please, caver, not spelunker). I work with the NCRC (National Cave Rescue Commission) as an instructor and as the database coordinator. One of my projects in the last year was making our training database available online to authorized personnel.

In addition to caving and computing, I like to muse on various topics such as how people think about problems, face certain dangers and react in various situations. Please feel free to comment and give me feedback or even point me to various topics you think might interest me. I’m always up for a good read.

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