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Free Tools for the SQL Server DBA


Free Tools for the SQL Server DBA

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David Bird
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Comments posted here are about the content posted at http://www.sqlservercentral.com/columnists/dbird/2959.asp

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Hi ... my name Eko from Indonesia

Thanx U for your free tools list

Regards,

Eko
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Hi,

I just wont to put one free tool. I just can't live without it.

http://sqldigger.bdsweb.be/

This tool search within sql server objects.

Radovan





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Really usefull ! SQLInForm will be especially usefull for me.

Another free tool I find extremely usefull for scripting table data is SQLScripter :

http://www.sqlscripter.com/

Can really save some time and has a great interface - requires the .NET runtime.



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two additions (to a useful list):

1. SQuirreL - a true multi platform SQL Client. Supports SQL Server, Oracle, Access, MySQL, Firebird, PostgreSQL, Sybase,Informix, Excel, text files, and more....from ONE interface. It's not the ideal tool, but it is good, easy to use, great (free) support and if you're working with different databases, there is nothing else around that I know of...

http://squirrel-sql.sourceforge.net

2. Forget Yahoo - though an improvement over MSN, it's a million miles away from GMail (which includes integrated chat window)

http://mail.google.com


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I think it's pretty good, but a couple of other additions that are useful:

The microsoft health and history monitoring tool.... it's pretty slick and is very helpful when it comes to monitoring your servers health.


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The tools that I have tried out from here are awsome - Especially the link with the 46 best free -> Quite nice for someone who ventures out of just the DBA tasks.

One thing though : I can't access the fullsun link http://www.fullsun.net/

Is there an alternative link??
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Working tools, GOOD
FREE working tools, better!!

Thanks!


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Excellent article, thanks David for taking the time to create it! I've only used one or two of these, looking forward to trying the others.


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Here are some more free tools that I use a DBA. You can google the names to get the to the web sites.

DTSBackup2000 - Backup and restore DTS packages. Easy and fast

SQL Recon - Scan the network for SQL servers. Great to see if you have new SQL servers that you didn't know about

Scuba - Free db assessment tool from Imperva

Visustin - Creates flow chart from sql scripts and many other languages likc VB, .NET. C#, Java, etc

SQL Digger - Allows to to search for anything within DBs

DumpSQLSec - Audits / reports on users roles, permissions, etc

Hope you enjoy them!

Thanks.



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