Webinar: Security Scripting and Cloning with Minion Enterprise

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Articles, Minion by MidnightDBA |

Join us on December 1 for the security edition of our Minion Enterprise Talk. This month we’re talking about one of biggest time drains on a database team: security. Minion Enterprise allows the DBA to effortlessly script security objects, like CREATE LOGIN and CREATE USER, to roles, and all the way down to column level permissions. We’ll also look at the User Cloning feature of Minion Enterprise, which allows you to duplicate...

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Video: Minion Reindex Regex Exclude

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Articles, Minion by MidnightDBA |

This is a companion blog for the Minion Reindex video Regex Exclude (03:27 minutes, size 8170 KB, click here to download the video). This video is about advanced exclusion, a very powerful feature. Regex exclude allows you to exclude entire groups of databases by defining patterns. So for example, if you want to exclude all databases from index maintenance that end in a date in the format yyyy-mm-dd, that’s possible with a single row...

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Tech Corner: To AutoGrow or Not?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Articles, Minion by MidnightDBA |

Note: This is a repost of one of Sean’s blogs that’s still applicable. We’ve updated it with a note or two on how Minion Backup – our free backup solution – and Minion Enterprise – our management solution – can help. I just got this question in the user group and thought I’d write a blog instead of just answering a sub-set of users who could benefit from it.  The question was: I have customized...

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Improved Backup and Reindex – new versions of Minion products!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Articles, Minion by MidnightDBA |

We released Minion Backup 1.1 and Minion Reindex 1.2 this week! We’ve got a some great new features, and a number of bug fixes. New features in brief: Minion Backup can now back up to NUL. Minion Reindex has improved error trapping and logging, and new statement prefix and suffix options! Minion Backup 1.1 The one page MB Highlights PDF is a good place to start, if you haven’t laid hands on our backup solution yet....

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“What users are in this group?”

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Articles, Minion by MidnightDBA |

We solved this question. Minion Enterprise collects SQL Server login data, as well as Active Directory information, for an entire enterprise. The AD expansion module ties this data together to provide so much insight: Find out what users are in a Windows group…especially those groups that have sysadmin privileges! List all users that have SA rights on any instance in the environment. Discover which SQL Server instances a specific user...

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