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SQL Server Recovery Tool Lets User Preview Potential Fix Before Buying
- By Dian Schaffhauser
People with corrupted or damaged SQL Server files can take hope with the release of the latest version of a SQL recovery tool. DataNumen has released DataNumen SQL Recovery version 2.1, a Windows program that repairs problem MDF and NDF files created by Microsoft SQL Server and similar software products. Updates in the new release include smaller memory usage and speedier performance during the recovery process. The new version also supports SQL Server 2014, Microsoft's upcoming edition of its operational database management system.
According to DataNumen, files still become corrupted even though SQL Server has tools to preserve the integrity of the database, including snapshot replication, transactional replication, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, failover clustering and database mirroring.
SQL Recovery scans damaged files and identifies for the user what information can be recovered. In fact, the prospective user can use the demo version of the company's software to get that preview before deciding whether to buy the software.
The program works with SQL files created by SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2014.
The company said SQL Recovery is able to repair the structure and data in SQL tables, with the exception of XML data. The program can also generate a plain text file containing SQL statements the user can use to reconstruct the database.
The cost of the software is $299.95 for a single user license.
Higher education customers have included the University of California, Berkeley, Yale Law School and Utah State University, among others.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.