SQL2005 - why is Lumigent going to support it and not you?

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SQL Log Rescue plans for the future

Postby Andras » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:13 pm

Thank you for all your posts on the issue of 2005 support with SQL Log Rescue. Our feelings at Red Gate have always been that to offer SQL Server 2005 support without the necessary licensing would risk us providing our customers with potentially unstable software. That being the case, development of SQL Log Rescue has slowed down for now until the licensing issue is resolved. However, we are still keen to make progress with the tool, particularly with regards to achieving both 2005 support and adding more features that could make Log Rescue even more useful in the future.

Your feedback could really help us make a difference in how we go about developing SQL Log Rescue. I would be very pleased to hear more from all our customers who have downloaded Log Rescue as a free tool. If you’re going to the PASS conference in Denver this coming September, why not drop by at the Red Gate stand and let me know your thoughts on the tool? Alternatively, please feel free to e-mail me with your comments on SQL Log Rescue at andras.belokosztolszki (at) red-gate.com. I would be happy to hear from you, and I would also be pleased to send out some Red Gate goodies to all those who contact me with constructive feedback.

Kind regards,
Andras (lead developer of Log Rescue 1.x, product manager for next versions)
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Postby mr.mcgoo » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:35 pm

I just downloaded and installed SQL log rescue and I am quite frustrated to find it doesn't work with SQL 2005. Having read this forum I now know why!

With SQL 2008 round the corner, it should have been a safe assumption that it would work on 2005.
Can you please make it more obvious on the download page as I've wasted time downloading and installing this for no reason.

As for stability, I appreciate and admire your sentiment - but that viewpoint never stopped Microsoft before :? , I'm always having to reverse engineer because some company or other doesn't fully "document" how something works, especially Microsoft.

I'm going to try out ApexSQL's log which does recover data. I am disappointed as yours looked a stronger product. I'd pay for it too - as I will have to if I get on with the Apex product.

Hopefully you'll resurrect it in future.
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QLR is going to be pretty good!!

Postby Ivanmv » Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:38 pm

Log Reader has the Recovery Table Wizard to recover dropped and truncated tables. It reads the online db log to detect changes like CREATE (INDEX/TABLE), DROP (INDEX/TABLE), INSERT ROW, and so on. Almost all detected commands can be undone.

I dropped and created the same table many times I noticed Log Reader can recover any drop in the timeline. The same is for truncated tables. It creates a table with original name or adds _1 to an original table name, if another table with the same name already exists in the database.

Log Reader also uses the db backup, if necessary.

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Postby lewismoten » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:02 pm

Just another customer who is having the same problems. I had a developer who made a mistake and needed me to roll back only one change of many that they had made. I found that SQL Log Rescue couldn't connect to our SQL 2005 database. I ended up having to restore from the last transaction log and had them re-apply all of their changes again.

It was an easy job for me, but the developer wasn't too happy about it. I would like to hear about any change in the status of this software to support SQL 2005 and later.

In addition, when I checked for updates, the software had problems - "Unable to locate download version". I'm using version
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Postby slyeager73 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:50 pm


I am curious if a new version is in development or is there another RG product that will also read the transaction logs for SQL 2008? We used Log Rescue on our SQL 2K DB's. This was a great tool that helped us trouble shoot what a user did and when, very quickly. We dropped Lumigent's Log Explorer since Log Rescue did every thing we needed and was also free.

We also use Red-Gates SQL Backup which is a great tool that speeds up and encrypts our databases backups and our log files backups that we use for log shipping. We gave SQL Backup a try because we had such great success with Log Rescue and have been happy so far.

Since we are on SQL 2008, and compress and encrypt our log backups with SQL Backup we are unable to try and purchase another tool that will give us the ability to read the transaction logs without having to jump through some hoops. This functionality isn't needed often, but when the need is there, it is a priority.

I would love to hear that SQL Log Rescue is coming back even if it is no longer free with a reasonable purchase price. If not we will likely have to move to Quest, since they do provide a backup compression and encryption software along with software that gives us the ability to read the transaction logs.

Thank you for your time,
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Postby Brian Donahue » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:56 pm


There aren't any plans to do a log reader tool on the horizon and the reason for cancelling SQL Log Rescue had more to do with Microsoft's attempt to protect the log file format than a market-driven decision based on sales volume. I think we would have liked very much to keep it going, but it was too risky to update. This is the reason why it had been a free tool for so long, because we couldn't in good conscience take money for a product that we had no intention of supporting any more.

Before SQL Server 2005 came out, we had charged $495 for the tool!
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