MS SQL Server is a commonly used server software for medium and large-sized enterprises for their database storage and analysis requirements. MS SQL Express and Developer editions are free while the major server edition costs a $530 license fee. Despite the higher cost. There is widespread adoption of SQL database because of the growing application scope in the modern enterprise-grade setup. Microsoft has some suggested utilities but their usage demands expert else a running database server may face data loss. By the way, do not run the DBCC WRITEPAGE command on a live setup unless you have done it many times.
Those who regularly use MS SQL server for a longer time, particularly for web applications, may have faced dreaded errors such as SQL Server Error 5172. This kind of quite known errors in the SQL database may lead to corruption of the database. In such a case DBCC checking resolve the error. But Microsoft’s inbuilt utility is not sufficient to live a peaceful life of server administration. Hacker’s attack, malware and hardware failure are not always completely preventable. We should always regularly backup any database.
However, be it MySQL or MS SQL, we do face situations where the corruption is “gradual” and we can not find a “fit” copy of the backup. In these situations we are forced to think about repairing the database. there is another unlucky situation where there is a need to “undo” any deletion.
These are the situations for which we are discussing Stellar Repair for MS SQL Database. This is an advanced SQL Server database recovery software recommended by many MVPs of Microsoft. Trusting them, recently we have used Stellar Repair for MS SQL Database for our own need. The result was pleasant.
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Various Versions of Stellar Repair for MS SQL
The Demo edition can be downloaded from Stellar’s website and as always for any paid software, a demo or a free trial is the best version to initially evaluate. The demo edition provides a free preview of all the recoverable components of the MSSQL database. the users of the demo version can view and verify the database content. Also, they offer a free Log Report.
If you need some extra features such as the ability to reset the admin (or user) password, then use the top-notch version (Toolkit version), else choose the platinum version. The base version is cheaper and the pricing is justified for a small company or an individual. We will suggest you read the official documentation to compare the offerings including support of MS SQL versions. It is a costly software with a price tag starting from $350. You should invest some time reading their documentation before purchase. As the software supports all Windows versions including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008.
What are the Features?
Unlike the DBCC WRITEPAGE command, has no risky buttons or commands which I could found to warn you. You can repair damaged or corrupted MS SQL Server database files (.MDF and .NDF) and recovers inaccessible objects. It performs a non-destructive repair to maintain database integrity. The repaired files support MS SQL Server 2017,
2016, 2014, 2012 and 2008 and all lower versions. It can scan the entire corrupt database, repair it, and display the recoverable items as a tree. It gives the way to search for specific entries. It can resolve almost all the MS SQL server and database related errors and maintain database integrity. It can repair corrupt and damaged SQL database files. It can recover the deleted records from the SQL database. You can save the repaired data as MS SQL, HTML, XLS, and CSV.
How do You work with It?
Install and run the software. After launching the software you will get a message window that will ask you to stop the server, copy the database and restart the server. You’ll click on the “Select Database” icon. It will open a window where you can select the whole database.
If you want to recover the deleted records then you need to make the option checked. After all the objects are repaired, you will see a list of the tree structure. You’ll have the option to save in the format you want.
It is that easy.
Stellar Repair for MS SQL Database is safe and easy to use the software. It is very easy to establish the connection with the SQL server and the saving process is fast. There is other similar software available in the market at the same price tag. As because Stellar Repair for MS SQL Database is a popular software, apart from the official support, you’ll get a lot of helping hands in different online Q&A sites, forums and blogs.