Database monitoring is not only important for businesses who want to monitor their online and offline services and applications but also for individuals. Webmasters who make use of databases like MySQL need to make sure that the databases are up and running and the best way to ensure that is to monitor them 24/7. Quite a few monitoring services exist. It is possible to use online services - most of them paid depending on the quality and quantity of monitoring - but also services that run on a local PC.
The database monitoring software dv2rss is different from these solutions. The main difference is that it can - as the title implies - monitor databases but also because it can only be run from the command line or a script. That's not as bad as it sounds and it could be welcome in certain situations where no graphical user interface is needed or wanted.
Db2rss supports MySQL, Interbase and Blackfish SQL databases at the moment and can monitor them in a computer network or on the Internet. It comes with several command line parameters that define important information such as the database's host name, the username and password. There are quite a few additional parameter that include running an SQL command on the database, comparing the results to a local copy and defining templates and title of the resulting RSS feed. The RSS feed is another aspect of this database monitoring software that is usually not found in other monitoring software programs.
It is then possible to subscribe to the RSS feed to receive the database monitoring information after the script's execution. The software developer suggests to use the Windows task scheduler to run the database monitoring software regularly.
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