I won't go into much detail yet over yesterdays thirteen hour epic, but it was a narrowly avoided catastrophe.
Suffice it to say that we needed a copy of Lumigent Log Explorer, sharpish. I gave Solution Data a bell at around five. "Can you give me some idea as to the lead time on a copy of Log Explorer, please?"
"I suppose that you'll be needing it now, won't you? You can download it now, and I can get you a key in, oh, an hour or so." Clearly, they know their market!
They were as good as their word. So, a big thank you to Andrew Hulley over at Solution Data.
As for Lumigent Log Explorer, well, it works. ;-) It does what it says on the tin, and the interface was good enough that we were able to do what we needed to do, despite the fact that our first exposure to the tool was when we were using it to fix a critical problem. Not pretty, and a bit complex, but then it's not exactly an end user tool. You don't need Log Explorer, but if you do need it, you need it bad.
One other thing. If your backup strategy depends on something as complex and delicate as SQL Server Replication, then it's not a robust backup strategy. ;-)Posted to Software development by Simon Brunning at February 01, 2005 10:40 AM