I have been using dbatools for a long time now. I have even contributed a few commands and fixed some bugs. I present on this topic and help many people with PowerShell and being a DBA. I am so excited for the launch of 1.0 for dbatools, that I cannot stop pinching myself to make sure that it is true.
Chrissy Lemaire ( b | t ) and company have done a great job keeping this project going as well as supporting the sqlcommunity.slack.com slack environment. Many people are helped in there and it is a great sense of community being fostered there. I take my hat off to Chrissy for spearheading this project and for inspiring all of us to contribute and use the module in our daily lives.
I wanted to also share that in my presentations, I show the things that dbatools can do, and I help people get started and hope that they get something out of it. I recently had a presentation on Complete Database Migration with dbatools and it went across so well, I was inspired again. Then that same week I was helping a client to get things set up on a new server and it was late at night and I needed to recreate a credential and Operator and Proxy for a job that would run as the proxy. I scoured emails and looked and looked. I could not find the password and assumed that the password was sent another way other than email. Then the light bulb came on. “I can use dbatools, I thought”. So I downloaded the latest version to ensure that I was using the best, and proceeded to use Copy-DbaCredential and Copy-DbaAgentOperator and Copy-DbaAgentProxy as well as Copy-DbaDbMail. They all worked and I could configure everything. Then I used Copy-DbaAgentJob to cap it all off. I cannot tell you how nice it was to use the tools I had just shown an audience not 2 days earlier.
I hope that everyone is able to get something out of this module and that your day is much better than days before because you have found dbatools. I again tip my hat to all those that work behind the scenes on building, testing and publishing this module for all of us to use.
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