Saturday, June 22, 2019

DbaTools version 1.0 has been released

(Actually, they are up to version 1.0.2 already.)

I've been using DbaTools for a number of years. I have come to rely on it more and more. Now, I find it at least as deeply entwined in my PowerShell code as the SqlServer module is.

All right-thinking people use DbaTools. And you should, too.

More seriously, DbaTools is one of the few PowerShell modules I absolutely rely on, on a daily basis. I use DbaTools so frequently that I can't easily categorize it all. In short, I can:

  • Check servers, instances, databases, disks, security and many other things for issues on a daily basis
  • Check business rules on a daily basis
  • Restore databases to test environments on an ad-hoc basis. I have this working so smoothly that I forget that I have Ola Hallengren's backup scripts actually running the database backups. 
  • Load data into databases
  • Extract data from databases
I've never actually used DbaTools for it's original purpose, which was migrating databases and instances onto new computers. It can still do that, but it has added so much more goodness over the years that you should install it anyway. There really is something for everyone in DbaTools.

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