Is It SQL - 1.0.28 now with better AG backups

It's finally time to push another release of Is It SQL out the door. This has a few big features I've been working on. Backups First, it handles remote Availability Group backups properly. In an AG, you can run a backup on a secondary node. IsItSQL now finds backups on…

Is It SQL - 1.0.27

I'd like to tell you this release has some great unifying theme. It doesn't. It's just a bunch of things I felt like fixing. But let's start with tags. That's what I originally wanted to focus on for this release. The first change is to separate out the user-tags from…

Is It SQL has an Admin GUI

It's finally time to push Is It SQL 1.0.25 out the door. I sent it to the newsletter subscribers last week and we haven't discovered any problems yet. Before upgrading, please read the README in the zip file! Especially if you have custom connection strings and this is…

Is It SQL build 24 shows missing backups

The latest release of Is It SQL now shows missing backups. Backups The top section gives you a summary of all servers with missing backups and the bottom section lists each individual database that doesn't have a good backup. Right now a "good" full backup is defined as…

Is It SQL now shows Availability Groups

The latest release of Is It SQL is out and includes a variety of features.  I’d like to start with some screen shots of previous features.  First up is database mirroring.  You can see the mirroring status of a database when looking at the databases for a particular server.…

Database Mirroring in Is It SQL

Release 1.0.22 is out and available at the Is It SQL home page.  The biggest feature here is database mirroring.  There are two ways to see database mirroring.  The first is on a server page it will show the databases that are mirrored.  There is also a global…

Tagging Servers in Is It SQL

Release 1.0.20 is out.  You can download it from my corporate site at http://www.scalesql.com/isitsql/. This release adds a beta feature to allow you tag servers and then filter the list by tag. Instructions for enabling beta features are available when you sign up for…

IsItSql - 1.0.18

This release includes a few minor bug fixes and smaller enhancements.  Thanks to everyone that tried it out and reported back.  At the bottom of the README.html I include my email address if you’d like to provide feedback.  I’d love to hear what you like or what…

Is It SQL?

I’ve been working on a simple monitoring tool for SQL Server over the last few months.  I often find myself asking “What just happened?” and “Was it SQL Server?”.  I wanted a small utility I could leave running at clients that would answer that question.  It needed to be…