Michiana PASS

Welcome to Michiana PASS

Michiana PASS is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server.  

Our meetings will be held on the last Monday of each month with upcoming meeting details below. All meetings are FREE and refreshments are provided. 


If you have any questions, ideas for upcoming topics, or would like to volunteer to speak please email us!



Next Meeting




Effortless Backups with Minion Backup

  • In-Person @ South Bend, IN (map)
  • 17:30 - 19:30 US Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Join us for our September meeting!

Featured Presentation:

Effortless Backups with Minion Backup

Jennifer McCown, CEO MinionWare

Minion Backup is a stand-alone backup solution that can be deployed on any number of servers, for free. Once installed, Minion Backup (or just, MB) automatically backs up all online databases on the SQL Server instance, and will incorporate databases as they are added or removed. While the solution is designed to be as simple as possible to get up and running, MB is deeply configurable for every backup scenario. In this session, attendees will learn about: * Live Insight, which displays the status and progress of backups as they're running * Backing up to Azure * Striping, mirroring, copying, and/or moving backups to various destinations * Flexible backup delete and archiving options * Dynamic Backup Tuning, which changes tuning settings based on your custom thresholds * Backing up certificates and passwords * High Availability and Disaster Recovery features, including compatibility with Availability Groups * Shrink log file on log backup, and some of the associated considerations

About Jennifer:
Jen McCown is CEO of MinionWare, LLC; a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server; and an independent consultant. She is Senior Editor at MidnightDBA.com, where she creates training videos, the DBAs at Midnight webshow, blogs, reviews, and podcasts. Jen is a member, volunteer, and speaker in PASS, and the PASS Women in Technology Virtual Group.

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