We released Minion Reindex by MidnightDBA unto the world, accompanied by a press release on SQLServerCentral.com, and people have responded so incredibly positively. We’re quite literally thrilled.
Before I get to anything else: set up an alert for our Minion Reindex Intro Webinar TODAY (Monday, October 27, 2014) at 12:00 PM Central time. Sean will introduce Minion Reindex, walk through demos, and take questions.
People say nice things about Minion
Some feedback so far:
The configuration options are pretty powerful and more open than what I’d expected from a free tool. The ability to override down to the table level is pretty cool, as are the pre/post script options at that level. …it’s very apparent that Jen & Sean put quite a bit of thought and time into making this a very configurable and useful tool.
– Peter Schott
Using @MidnightDBA#MinionReindex on a DW instance and I like the history and progress information
– Thomas LeBlanc
Reviewing #MinionReindex docs. @MidnightDBA did great work putting this together! Very impressive!
– Andy Yun
The very first question in response to the SSC article was, “What are the benefits over what Ola’s maintenance script is already providing?” The longer answer is there on SSC (and the really long answer is our 61 page product documentation), but the short answer is: it does more of what WE as DBAs and consultants want our routine to do. I want fewer jobs, better configuration options, database and table ordering, live insight while the routine is running. So, that’s what we made.
So now we’re relaxing after the crunch of the “OH YEAH WE GOTTA MAKE SURE THIS IS READY” release atmosphere. And, sure, obsessing a little about tweets and comments and download counts.
Go do things
If you’re interested in using or playing with Minion Reindex:
- Download the module at www.MidnightSQL.com/Minion
- And while you’re there, check out the awesome documentation
- Maybe fill out a feature request
- Or subscribe to the newsletter
If you already love Minion Reindex and want more people to love it too, consider these options:
- Shout it out on Twitter (#MinionReindex)
- Write a blog
- Or an article
- Put it on your slide deck
- Announce it at your user group
- Rent a billboard
- Shave the name into your dog
- Chisel the words in letters 100 feet tall on the mountains of your homeland
Pretty much any of those would be great, if you’re so inclined.
P.S. Andy Yun asked about the licensing models listed in the EULA, which mentions a Standard and Enterprise edition (in addition to the Free model). Just so you know: Minion Reindex is free. It will always be free. But someday, it will also be a component in a larger product, with an expanded feature list. The Standard/Enterprise wording is there just for the future.