Iowa SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the Iowa SQL Server Users Group!

Iowa SQL Server Users Group have been meeting once a month, normally on the second Wednesday. Please check out our new Meetup group at  Events will be posted there as well as here with any changes or added details updated  at

Learn tips and tricks from the professionals.  No sales pitch, just a bunch of Data Huggers getting together to learn something new!

If you have not registered with the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS), please register here for free:


Next Meeting

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.​




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



Group Announcements

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Attending PASS Summit?

Anyone who registers for PASS Summit 2018 using the discount code below will be granted a $150 USD discount off the registration price! 

The unique discount code for the Iowa SQL Server User Group is:




Upcoming Events

Our next meeting will be on July 9th.  Stay tuned for more details.

Future Meetings

We will post meeting information as soon as we receive confirmation on speaker and location. 










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