Companies use MS SQL Server to host a tonne of data of customers, leads, products, and other entities that can be used to cater to all types of industries.
However, it is susceptible to corruption, damage, or broken SQL databases that can land any company in peril.
This is because every time a user amends data, executes queries or adds records, or updates the data on the database, it stresses the system performance leading to an increased risk of the database getting corrupted.
Server crash, lack of server disk space, hacker’s attack, unexpected database termination, sudden shut down of the computer, viruses are some of the reasons why your MS SQL server would go down corrupting the information stored on the database.
This can potentially cost companies millions depending upon the size of the company and other factors.
A database administrator or any other user employed with fixing a corrupted database may take time fixing it and that is where things can go south.
Stellar Repair for MS SQL is an advanced software that helps fix these everyday problems by repairing the databases stored on MS SQL Server.
The software maintains the highest degree of database integrity and ensures almost all the records, logs, and data that were stored on the database before it snapped, are retrieved using its renowned recovery algorithm.
Here’s a hands-on review on Stellar Repair for MS SQL that you should consider reading if you are going to use the software for the first.
Stellar Repair for MS SQL – Introduction
Stellar Repair for MS SQL from Stellar is a renowned and popular repair software for MS SQL.
It repairs SQL database objects like; tables, triggers, stored procedures, keys, indexes, rules, etc. It also recovers deleted records.
It is lightweight, which makes it easy to understand before using it. Here’s more about the software in a detailed hands-on review.
Like the majority of software you will find out, Stellar Repair for MS SQL is easy. Here’s how to do it.
The Windows installer will appear on the screen and after a few clicks accepting everything in the middle, you will end up installing the software in less than a minute.
Stellar Repair for MS SQL – The User Interface
The user interface on Stellar Repair for MS SQL is among the most uncomplicated I have ever come across. There’s no beating around the bushes but just a flat easy-to-use interface that you will end up like if you are into minimalism.
The software gives you four major options on the menu bar called “Ribbons”. This includes File, Tools, Help, and Buy Now.
File: This particular ribbon has a tonne of options. This includes ‘Select Database’, ‘Save’, ‘Stop’, ‘Show Status Bar’, ‘Show Log Window’, ‘Deleted Records’ with sub-options like ‘Match Case’ and ‘Match Whole Word’, and finally, ‘Find’.
Tools: This ribbon consists of three options i.e. ‘Save Log’, ‘Clear Log’, and ‘Update’.
Help: This ribbon consists of everything you would need to understand how the software works, the tips and tricks, how to fix a problem, support, and so on. It consists of options such as ‘Help Topics’, ‘Support’, ‘Knowledge Base’, and ‘About’.
Buy Now: You get an option ‘Buy Online’ and ‘Activation’ here and that’s pretty much all.
Stellar Repair for MS SQL – Features
Here are the features that Stellar Repair for MS SQL brings on board.
Restore all database objects
You can scan both corrupted MDF and NDF and recover all database objects including tables, rules, stored procedures, views, triggers, and others with ease.
Ample database file saving options
Upon repairing any given MS SQL MDF, you can save it in various formats. The software supports CSV, XLS, HTML, and MDF.
After recovering all the data of a corrupted SQL database, you can view everything on the left pane of the app itself. You can go through the tree-like structure, access it to find all the data stored under different entities and objects.
Find intended items
You can use Stellar Repair for MS SQL to find particular items as defined by the user. You can use Match Case or Match Whole Word to find the intended items with ease.
Stellar Windows & Linux support
Stellar Repair for MS SQL supports both Windows and Linux operating systems. It is compatible with Windows 7 and above as well as with Ubuntu 16.04 (64-bit), Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit), Ubuntu 19.10 (64-bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit), and CentOS 7 (64-bit).
- Works with unlimited databases (All versions)
- Recovery of compressed data (All versions)
- Repairs corrupted backup (.bak) file (Platinum and Toolkit)
- Supports all MS SQL Server versions (All versions)
- Resets SQL Server Admin and User Password credentials (Toolkit)
How to Use Stellar Repair for MS SQL?
Here’s how you can use the software to recover a corrupted database. Note that if the database is still in use, detach it until you are done repairing the database. Follow the steps below.
Step 01: Launch the Stellar Repair for MS SQL software on your PC.
Step 02: Go to “Select Database” under the “File” ribbon and a dialog box will appear on the screen.
Step 03: You can use the “Browse” or “Search” function to select the corrupted database for repair. You can checkmark “Include Deleted Records” if you want to recover them as well.
- Browse: This method is helpful if you know the path of the MDF/NDF files on your device
- Search: This option lets you select the drive and the software will search for existing MDF/NDF files right away.
Step 04: Select the file you want to recover and hit “Repair” and let the software run its course.
Step 05: Select appropriate scan mode – Standard Scan or Advanced Scan.
Step 06: Let the app process the file.
Step 07: Once the MS SQL database file is recovered, you can get a preview of repairable database objects on the Stellar Repair for MS SQL software itself.
Step 08: If you are satisfied with the preview, save them so hit “Save”.
Step 09: The software will prompt you to select the file format to save the file in i.e. MDF, CSV, HTML, and XLS. For instance, I can save it in MDF format where I need to select the database, enter the instance. You can choose where to create a new SQL database by selecting “New database” or you can amend the repaired objects on the existing and “Live Database”. Hit “Save”.
Step 10: Open the MS SQL Server Management Studio to verify if everything is recovered accordingly.
Stellar Repair for MS SQL Pricing
Stellar Repair for MS SQL is available for free with limited functionalities. You will have to go for the premium version to get hands-on locked features.
This particular tier is available for a lifetime. It can handle repairing both MDF and NDF files. It can repair SQL databases on both Linux and Windows systems. You can recover deleted records, tables, compressed data, and other data sets.
The tier is equipped with features to repair SQL Server databases, can handle both MDF and NDF files and all the features that are under repair for MS SQL. Apart from that, it can repair corrupted .BAK files and repairs it, supports major MS SQL versions, and more.
This particular tier brings features to repair SQL databases and all services under the repair and extractor section. You can extract and restore corrupted backup (.bak) files as well. You can reset the admin and user passwords of SQL server database files.
Stellar Repair for MS SQL System Requirements
Stellar Repair for MS SQL has a minimum system requirements meeting which, you can run the software with ease. Here’s more about it.
- Intel-compatible chipset (x64, x86)
- Higher RAM is better
- Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 / Linux Ubuntu (16.04/18.04/19.10)/, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS 7
- MS SQL server 2019 and earlier versions to 2000 (64-bit)
Stellar Repair for MS SQL – Support
Stellar Repair for MS SQL offers robust support functionality. You can reach out to the live chat feature on its website. You can fill in a form and ask them to call you back to resolve any queries you have.
Plus, there’s a tonne of content on its Knowledge Base that ensures you find every information you need related to Stellar Repair for MS SQL and sister software from Stellar.