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Review: Recover from Almost Anything with Log Explorer 3.0


Review: Recover from Almost Anything with Log Explorer 3.0

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Brian Knight
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I agree this is a great tool. We ran a lot of tests and simulated several disasters, all of which we recovered from. The interface is not entirely intuitive. For example, the only way I found to rollback a single transaction was to right click on the transaction.

Brian points out that foreign keys might have to be dropped when restoring information. To that I would add that you might need to disable triggers to properly restore the data. Small potatoes considering the value of the recovery but should be kept in mind anyway.



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Couldn't agree with Brian more. This is a great product! Great review!

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Thanks for the comments Ron. I too tried to "break" the program as best I could and couldn't do it . It seemed that in most cases of a breakage it was a user problem like loading orphaned records in. I tend to agree that the interface needed some work in the area you mentioned but I wonder if it's more of a technical reason versus an interface reason why that couldn't do that.

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Brian,

Generally good review - but this point is no longer true as of 10/2003

"Viewing the transaction log (only product on the market that can do that) "

There is another product on the market that can do this LockwoodTech Log Navigator - http://www.lockwoodtech.com/index_lognavigator.htm

Log Navigator currently supports data change audits only but support for DDL and Select auditing is planned soon.

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