Monday

Software Review - Stellar Phoenix SQL Database Repair

While the database is in Suspect mode, no transactions are possible till it gets repaired. There can be a number of reasons due to which SQL database is marked as SUSPECT. These reasons include faulty hardware components, inappropriate shutdown, missing transaction log, malware attack, corruption in transaction log file, application crash and much more.

I came through the same situation where SQL Database turned to the SUSPECT mode. Analyzing the error log helped me to detect the actual reason behind the cause. This sometimes helps to bring the database to the online mode efficiently. To resolve this issue, initially, it requires changing the status of the database to EMERGENCY mode to gain read-only access as a DBA.

After doing this, I tried executing DBCC CHECKDB for executing logical and physical integrity checks. Further, repair_rebuild and repair_allow_data_loss were executed for SQL repair operation. However, during the initial attempt to gain access to the database tables, I realized that some content is missing.

Probability: Executing DBCC_CHECKDB with repair_allow_data_loss might have resulted in loss of data components and, sometime DECC CHECKDB with REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS is not working.

Read here the complete article on this problem: http://www.stellarinfo.com/blog/dbcc-chekcdb-repair-allow-data-loss-not-working/

Since no recent backup is available, all deleted records need to be recovered. Then I decided to deploy Stellar Phoenix SQL Database Repair tool with the hope to get data recovered. The tool is known to integrate the following features:

     1. Repairs damaged MDF and NDF database files
     2. Recovers deleted records
     3. Recovers SQL tables, queries, rules, indexes, keys, defaults and triggers
     4. Recovers selective data from the selected database file
     5. Saves recovered files as HTML, MS SQL, CSV and XLS file formats
     6. Supports SQL Server 2016\ 2014\ 2012\ 2008 and lower versions

What does SQL Database Repair Tool Offer?

Since database encounters data loss after being recovered from the SUSPECT mode, the MS SQL database repair software was initiated for repairing the corrupt data. The performance of the tool is quite surprising as it recovered maximum contents from the inaccessible database files. Initially, the recovered contents get displayed within the tool panel.

Listed below is the complete functionality of the tool:


     1. Download, install and launch Stellar Phoenix SQL Database Repair. The tool will instruct to stop the SQL Server and copy the corrupted database to another location. This is quite practical because database connected to MS SQL Server cannot be modified as it is under the control of the Server.

Select Corrupt MDF file


     2. Click on Select Database button to upload the damaged database file: During MS SQL 2016 repair procedure, the tool provides the option to select the drive on system with the file type (i.e. MDF or NDF) and search database in that particular location. Alternatively, click on Find button if the location of the file is unknown.

     3. Select the checkbox that says “Include Deleted Records” to recover deleted data from database

     4. Click on Repair button to start the repairing procedure

     5. Select a particular component or folder from the left pane of the tool to preview the integrated items.Once the corrupt database file is selected, the tool enlists all the items saved into that particular file in the right panel of the tool
Preview of repaired data

     6. A message will be displayed that indicates “Selected MS SQL database repaired successfully”. Click on OK to save the repaired data
     7. The tool provides different options to save the repaired data that includes MS SQL, CSV, HTML and XLS
Save Repaired SQL Database

Note: The tool also provides the option to save repaired database file at a selected location on the machine. You can select destination path by clicking on the Browse button. By selecting the given checkbox, you can instruct the tool to automatically open the destination folder once the repaired file is saved.

     8. Then, click on the OK button
     9. Next, the tool offers to save the repaired data either in the New Database or Live Database

Note: You also need to provide Server credentials while saving repaired data to the SQL Server. Next, the tool will prompt you to enter the Server instance name, Authentication, and the name of Existing database. 

     10. The tool will display a message “File saved at the desired path.” Click on OK to complete the procedure
SQL Repair Versions and Purchase Information

SQL Database Repair tool offers two different versions that include: 

     - Trial edition
     - Licensed edition

The trial version of the software offers restricted access. With this version, you can test the functionality up to Step 6 mentioned in the above procedure. This version allows accessing the preview of the repaired data within the tool panel. However, the repaired data can be saved after purchasing the licensed version of the tool. 

To buy the licensed version of the tool, click on the Purchase icon available in the Help menu on the Menu Bar. Next, select the appropriate option for purchasing the software and select a payment mode. Once the payment is processed, the Serial Key will be sent to the registered email id. You can then activate the tool by using this Serial Key. 

Final Verdict
As per my experience, the functionality of Stellar Phoenix SQL Database Repair tool is accurate and efficient when tested on MS SQL 2016 database. During MS SQL 2016 repair process, the tool repaired entire data components that have become inaccessible after the database is brought online from Suspect mode. The integral contents and attributes of the tables, triggers, rules, indexes and other components remain intact, and the integrity of the database is not compromised. 

Saturday

CSRF: Prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery using AntiForgeryToken() in MVC

Introduction

At whatever point we chip away at our application we constrained to our undertaking extension and its business rationales to accomplish our task time conveyance. We couldn't concentrate such a great amount to our security reasons and later after sending of our venture is hacked through cross-site demand imitation. .Net Framework has introduced a new security feature to protect our MVC projects data using anti forgery token whenever we submit data through our MVC application data. Cross-site scripting (XSS) is most dangerous issue on web (internet application). I have already explained a MVC very known error Unexpected if keyword after @ character.
Prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery using AntiForgeryToken() in MVC

Monday

SQL Backup Repair Tool to Recover Corrupt BAK File (Review)

SQL Server is a relational database management system designed with the aim to store and retrieve data. Users can back up the SQL database in a backup file named as BAK file. This file enables the users to recover the entire SQL database in case of any damage to the database. However, the real problem arises when the BAK file gets corrupted or damaged due to certain issues. Thus, in this case it becomes necessary to recover corrupted BAK file. Now the question comes how to recover corrupt BAK file? One such solution to recover the BAK file is by using the third party utility, i.e. SQL Backup Repair Tool. This review discusses about the same based on the performed software testing.

Introduction

SQL backup repair tool is designed in such a way that it helps to recover and export the .bak file into SQL server. The application maintains the integrity of data after recovery. It recovers unlimited amount of data within few moments. It can be accessible on all Windows Operating system.

Quick View

Functions Recovers the SQL Backup File
Current version 5.2
Size 6.3 MB
Interface Graphical User Interface
Windows version supported 8.1 and below editions
Price $149

Different Editions of SQL Backup Repair Tool

The tool is available in two versions, i.e. Demo and Licensed. Users can choose any version accordingly.

  • Demo Edition
Before going for the license version, it is advised to check the working of the tool with the help of the trial edition. The trial version is available free of cost and can be downloaded from the official website. However, there are some limitations, i.e. it scans, and shows preview the entire recovered .bak file but cannot store and export them.





  • Licensed Edition

  • Once the user is satisfied with the working of the demo version, the license version of the tool can be purchased from the official website. It permits users to retrieve, store, and export them into Database of SQL Server.

    Essential Features

    • Recover Complete Backup File
    • SQL backup repair tool enables the user to recover the entire data stored in the backup file like rules, triggers, tables, stored procedures, etc. The users can view the entire data before exporting the data from the file.
      Recover Complete Backup File
    • Export Data With Schema
    • The application offers two options to save the recovered data from the SQL BAK file. The user can save only Schema or can save both Schema and Data. Both the options ensure maintaining the original structure intact.
      Export Data With Schema
    • Dual Export Options
    • The users can export the recovered data directly in SQL server database or can store it in SQL server compatible scripts. The SQL script file can be later restored in SQL server accordingly.
      Dual Export Options
    • Selective Data Export
    • SQL backup repair tool allows the users to recover corrupt SQL BAK file and export selective data from SQL BAK file. The user can selectively export only the necessary data items from the SQL backup file.
      Selective Data Export
    • Supports Both Keys
    • The software provides extended support for all the elements of the database along with primary and foreign keys. The application is programmed in such a way that supports both the keys while retrieving the database.

    • Preview Data Component
    • Once the corrupt SQL backup file is recovered by the application, it allows the users to preview the data. The preview of complete data contains the tables, rules, triggers, functions, columns, Indexes, views, etc.
      Preview Data Component

    Pros:
    • Supports all editions of Windows
    • No file size limitation

    Cons:
    • Fails to back up the deleted files
    • Does not supports Mac OS.

    Conclusion

    Considering the working performance of the SQL backup repair tool, it can be rated as 9.5/10. Although, the application fails to recover the deleted files and does not support Mac operating system. However, it efficiently recovers the highly inaccessible files. Moreover, its in-built and user-friendly interface is very helpful for users to repair corrupt SQL backup file. It supports dual mode to export the recovered data.

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    Saturday

    Text to Speech: Download free Text to Speech Software

    Introduction

    Free Text to Speech software is empowered with rich functionality to read any text format into speech/voice.

    Free Text to Speech Software Version (1.8.0.0)

    Most Popular Supporting Windows Environment

    Windows 10

    • Windows 10 Home
    • Windows 10 Pro
    • Windows 10 Enterprise
    • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB
    • Windows 10 Education

    Windows 8

    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 8.1 Pro
    • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8 Pro
    • Windows 8 Enterprise
    • Windows 8 OEM

    Windows 7

    • Windows 7 Home Basic
    • Windows 7 Home Premium
    • Windows 7 Professional
    • Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Ultimate
    • Windows Thin PC
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Ultimate

    Windows XP

    Text to Speech/Voice Supporting Languages

    • English
    • Spanish
    • French and other European languages.

    System Requirements

    This is light weight programming it will keep running at any PC with least prerequisites with taking after segments Processor, RAM, Hard Drive Space, Graphics card, Sound Card, PC Speakers, Display and so forth.

    Feedback

    Your input is essential for me with the goal that continue sending your profitable criticism to include new usefulness in this product. In not so distant future, you will see more usefulness in this product.
    Download Free Text to Speech

    Dependency

    Download Free Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 if not already installed on your computer.

    Pros


    • It is very lightweight software.
    • It consumes very little storage of your computer.
    • It is one click software to install on your computer.

    Cons


    • It covers only Windows Operating system.

    Steps to Install Free Text to Speech Software

    Step #1: First of all download Setup from given link here and end of the article. Now unzip folder and start setup  on click Setup_Speech_Text
    text to speech setup file

    Step #2: Now you can see progress installing your free text to speech software.
    text to speech installing progress

    Step #3: Once finished installing process. Finally hit Finish button to complete your installation process.
    install text to speech finish

    Step #4: Now check your Windows desktop icon where your fee text to speech software already installed.
    text to speech desktop icons in windows 10

    Step #5: From very left, click on first icon, a new window will open where you can write or copy/paste text to read from text to voice. Finally click on Read Now button to start reading your text.
    text to speech read now button

    Step #6: Next icon will open a new window where you can send your suggestions to make this software more powerful.
    text to speech suggestions box

    Step #7: Last icon will open this software basic information.
    text to speech info software


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