IBExpert Watchdog

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Automatic monitoring of your Firebird database backups

IBExpert WatchDog is designed to help you manage and monitor your Firebird database backups in an easy-to-understand and automated environment.

IBExpert Watchdog is available in 2 versions:

The free version S monitors a single Firebird database which must be located on the Windows computer running the Firebird database service and where IBExpert Watchdog is installed and activated.

The commercial version M monitors multiple databases, all of which must be located on the Windows machine running the Firebird database service and where IBExpert Watchdog installed and unlocked.

The IBExpert Watchdog Version M costs 20.00 Euros and can be purchased simply by clicking on the integrated Upgrade button Buy Now! If you have already installed the free version S, there is no need to reinstall the software.

You may also buy several activations for the version M in order to activate them on multiple Windows computers.

To purchase, select the License type M and click Buy Now! in the IBExpert Watchdog software.

You will now be forwarded to our commercial partner, MyCommerce Share-it - Digital River GmbH, Scheidtweilerstr. 4, 50933 Cologne, Germany, and your order will be processed by Share-it.

Please ensure that you use a valid e-mail address to which we can reply!

After we have received a payment confirmation from our commercial partner, we will inform you immediately by e-mail.

Now you can activate the number of purchased activations per Windows computer yourself.

Activate IBExpert Watchdog

First, run your software that uses the Firebird server, locally or on a computer on the network. Start the IBExpert Watchdog program on the Windows machine running the Firebird service and follow the instructions on the screen. In the window that now appears, enter your valid e-mail address that you used for your purchase. Now click on the button‚ Request unlock code.

You will now receive your unlock code by e-mail. The unlock code is an eight-digit number. Copy the unlock code from your e-mail into the text box Unlockcode and click on the Unlock button:

IBExpert Watchdog is now enabled for this Windows computer.

If you have purchased multiples activation of the version M, proceed accordingly for each Windows computer.

Tasks that IBExpert Watchdog performs for you automatically

All Firebird database backups on your computers will be automated as long as your computer is active at the time specified in the backup job and is not in power-saving mode. Your backups are copied and stored. When IBExpert Watchdog is started, you will be asked where you would like to copy your backup. You should here specify an external USB hard disk or a network hard disk. Please do not specify the computer hard disk on which the Firebird service is running!

In the free version S, only a single backup request can be created.

  1. Backup on specific weekdays with access to the backup copies of the last n days

The version M can create several backup jobs, either manually or automatically using a wizard, for example:

  1. Backup on weekdays with access to the backup copies of the last 5 days
  2. Backup once a week with access to the backup copies of the last 4 weeks
  3. Backup once a month with access to the backup copies of the last 6 months

Should there be insufficient free disk space for the backups, you will receive an error message from the Watchdog.

If IBExpert Watchdog reports an error during a backup, it is immediately reported to the e-mail address registered in the IBExpert Watchdog with a copy to the IBExpert Support Team.

The faulty database can be uploaded, if wished, using IBExpert Watchdog and analysed by our IBExpert Support Team. This service is subject to a fee. For the database analysis we charge an evaluation fee of 150.00 Euro prepayment.

If you would like IBExpert to perform a database analysis for the registered error message, proceed as follows:

Purchase the product Database Analysis in our online store: Database Analysis

You will now be forwarded to our commercial partner, MyCommerce Share-it - Digital River GmbH, Scheidtweilerstr. 4, 50933 Cologne, Germany, and your order will be processed via Share-it.

After we have received the payment confirmation from our commercial partner, we will notify you immediately by e-mail.

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Following receipt of our confirmation, click on the Upload to IBExpert button and your database will automatically be packed and uploaded so that we can analyse it. Depending on the database size, a fast Internet connection may be necessary for the upload.

After reviewing the error log and analysing your database, you will receive our e-mail with a cost estimate for the database repair.

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