Encourage. Energize. Empower.

There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.  – Kofi Annan

In the above quote, Secretary Annan was referring to women in developing nations.  However, it’s just as apt a description of women in technology. 
Encourage. Energize. Empower.  Those are pretty tall orders. The YOU is implied. How about we imply instead that it’s WE? As working women with a voice,  WE need to support each other. WE need to encourage each other to try harder, to reach farther and to stand taller. WE need to energize each other when we’re tired, when we stumble and when we need to rest. 
Where should you start? How about right here?  Here is a great place to start. 
We’ll do it together.

Effortless Backups with Minion Backup

Wed, Apr 12 2017 16:00 UTC

Effortless Backups with Minion Backup

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

Jennifer McCown

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 chapter.

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