Iowa SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the Iowa SQL Server User Group (IASSUG)!

IASSUG is a Chapter/Local Group located in Des Moines, IA, in partnership with the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS).  We hold monthly group meetings usually on the third Thursday of the calendar month.

Since 2014, we are proud to have helped I-380 PASS and QCPASS (Quad Cities) with annual event planning and on-site staff duties at SQLSaturday Iowa City.

Want to join our local group?  Please check out our group Des Moines SQL Users Group.  Meeting events will be posted on that site as well as here, with any changes or added details updated at the Meetup group.

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Published Group Events

Next Meeting: Wed, Jul 15 2015

Minion Maintenance and Backup Solutions

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

Eventbrite - SQL Server Users Group July 2015

This will be a pre-recorded presentation followed by a remote discussion with MidnightDBA

Minion Maintenance and Backup Solutions

The new Minion solutions are taking the SQL community by storm, and no wonder: they're free, simple to use, and deeply configurable.

In this session I'll show you the benefits to Minion Reindex and Minion Backup:

•             Simple installation and configuration for all shops, large or small

•             Single or multi-server installation script

•             Table-based configuration eliminates the need for excessive jobs

•             Highly customizable options

•             Flexible include and exclude options, including the use of regular expressions

•             "Statement only" option generates statements without running them

•             Extensive logging

•             Live insight into the current maintenance operation

Minion Backup also provides a truly superb specialty: dynamic backup tuning.

Minion Reindex and Minion Backup scale to the size of your enterprise, from one to thousands of instances.  With Minion's true configurability and enterprise features, you can do things never before possible in your maintenance routines.‚Äč




UTC : Wed, Jul 15 2015 20:00 - 22:00
Event Time : Wed, Jul 15 2015 15:00 - 17:00 Central Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Wed, Jul 15 2015 20:00 - 22:00


Direction: None


Announcements is in the process of changing organizers and posting permissions. Until further notice please check here for official IASSUG 2019 events.


Group Announcements

Join our Meetup at Des Moines SQL Users Group and become a Data Hugger!

SQLSaturday Iowa City 2019:  session presentations are ready for download!

Attend PASS SUMMIT 2019 Nov 5-8 Seattle, WA

Save money on your registration now!  Use the following SQLSaturday Iowa City 2019 discount code during registration and receive a $150 USD off your conference registration price!  Your savings will calculate at time of registration.


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Upcoming Events

Check out upcoming PASS SQLSaturday events in the Canada/US Region


Future Meetings


We will post information on future meetings as soon as we receive confirmation on speaker, sponsor, and meeting location.  Thank you for your patience. 










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