The new standard in SQL Server backups: comprehensive and flexible, and no extra jobs.
The New Standard for Backups
Minion Backup is the new standard in SQL Server backup solutions. We have developed it to be the most comprehensive and flexible SQL backup solution on the market. MB is fully HA/DR enabled and has many features that help you manage, plan, troubleshoot, and report on all your SQL backups. And it does it without any extra jobs. And when coupled with Minion Enterprise, MB provides unprecedented management, control, planning and reporting. MB has so many features we couldn’t possibly tell you about them all here. Watch the Introduction to Minion Backup webinar to see what Minion Backup can do for you and your SQL maintenance lifecycle.
Integration with Minion Enterprise
Installations of Minion Backup can be integrated with Minion Enterprise (ME). You can implement SQL backup configurations and schedules centrally from Minion Enterprise, and report on SQL backup data in one place! There isn’t a more comprehensive solution for SQL backup and SQL maintenance lifecycle management. Email us at Support@MidnightDBA.com to get a 90 day trial of Minion Enterprise today!
What's new in MB 1.3?
- New installer! The new MB 1.3 installer comes with Minion CheckDB 1.0. Choose to install one, the other, or both, and on multiple servers!
- Increased international support
- Inline Tokens
- Enhanced restore functionality
- Minion.BackupRestoreSettingsPath – This table stores the path settings for restore scenarios. In other words, here is where you define the paths and file names the system will restore to.
- Minion.BackupRestoreTuningThresholds – This table holds thresholds used to determine when to change the tuning of a restore; and the tuning settings per threshold.
- New fields in Minion.BackupSettingsPath – Minion.BackupSettingsPath now has new fields that let you specify FileName and FileExtension.
- Keyword search in Minion.HELP.
Why does the minion have four arms, but only two eyes?
How much does Minion Backup cost?
Minion Backup is FREE. It costs nothing, nada, zip, zilch!
You can download it as many times as you want, install it on as many servers as you want, look at the code all you want, add your own alerts, etc etc. Just don’t offer our code to others, use portions of our code in your products, or put your own name on our code; if you’re going to share the joy that is Minion Backup, link back here to MinionWare.net.
We also have an enterprise version, called Minion Backup Enterprise, which is $500 per managed server. MB Enterprise allows you to centrally configure, manage, and report on backups on all managed servers across your enterprise. Email MinionWare for a quote!
Can Minion Backup scale to the enterprise?
What is the relation between your minion and its more famous Pixar counterpart?
Why do you put so much effort into a free tool?
Where can I get training on Minion Backup?
Our documentation is extensive, and includes full explanations, examples, and more. You can download it from our website, and it also comes embedded in the products themselves. However, if you’re a better visual learner, then we also have training videos that not only teach you the concepts, but also discuss some of the nuances and give good advice for configuring the product’s features. And if you’re still unsure about something after that, then feel free to reach out to us.
What if I have problems? Is there support?
Yes. Just enter a support ticket and we’ll help you the best we can.
Why do you require xp_cmdshell?
I have a DR site, does Minion Backup help me in this scenario?
Is Minion Backup HA/DR aware?
Can Minion Backup help with my certificate backups?
How can I monitor my backups?
Does Minion Backup delete backup files as well?
Can I backup to Azure blob storage?
I like to use different tuning parameters to speed up my backups. Does Minion Backup support this?
This is one of the things that Minion Backup does best. You can not only tune your backups, but you can specify different tuning parameters all the way down to the time of day and backup type. There’s not a product on the market that has the level of configuration MB does for tuning your backups.