DLM Dashboard

DLM Dashboard (previously called SQL Lighthouse) is a tool that monitors your database schemas in order to alert you about unexpected changes – often called database drift. Once alerted, users can choose to take remedial action. This might be to rollback the change, apply it to another database or script the change into version control. To find out more about what DLM Dashboard does and how it works, please visit our “website”: http://www.red-gate.com/products/dlm/dlm-dashboard/.

If you have any questions or need help with Redgate’s free tool DLM Dashboard, please visit our “support forums”: http://www.red-gate.com/MessageBoard/viewforum.php?f=176.

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  1. I want to check that our dev server is in sync with version control. I want to show the head of my version control system as an environment, so I can see it side by side

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  2. the ability to view all changes since a certain date would allow a DBA to migrate or roll back schema changes

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  3. Show differences between prod/test/dev/uat environments and track these changes.

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  4. Some times multiple changes occur for a database that are unrelated before a new schema can be acknowledged. I would like a method to select or group selected changes and acknowledge those changes as a particular schema while leaving the unselected changes available to be added to a different schema history.

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  5. I don't want to have to keep naming the states of my databases. It should automatically use the revision numbers from my version control system

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  6. t would be nice to have the functionality to create ONE FILE containing ALL the changes that have been done to cause a certain drift in the database version. I noticed currently it gives me the option to download a file for each change done individually, but very often these changes can amount to quite a large number, and having to download hundreds of files is not really practical.
    Having all the changes "downloadable" as one file would be a huge benefit.
    Adding more to that functionality, as I've already seen people suggested: to have the option to "pick and…

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  7. Can some comparison options be added to DLM Dashboard to filter out things like NOT FOR REPLICATION? I feel we should have the same control as SQL Compare

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  8. I would like to be able to bulk acknowledge the same changes made to multiple databases in a pipeline.

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  9. It would be nice to be able to have ex. testing before integration...

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  10. On the dashboard you can see how many changes that has been done by a particular user in a database. I think it would be great if you could filter the view on changes per user in the same way as another suggestion posted here: that you should be able to filter the dashboard on object level.

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  11. Perhaps I'm not using this correctly but I need to update multiple dbs to a certain schema. Ideally I'd use the same name in the field "Name this schema" when I'm reviewing the change so I can track that the dbs are indeed at the same schema version. Or perhaps there's another way to do this?

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    The dashboard spots when two databases have the same schema. If you name it on one database then the dashboard should automatically give the name to your second database. If it’s not doing so then you may have uncovered a bug in the tool – please could you email dlmdashboardsupport@red-gate.com and we can work out what’s happening?The dashboard spots when two databases have the same schema. If you name it on one database

  12. Need the ability to assign Version numbers by database not across the entire instance as we monitor multiple unrelated DBs within the same instance, and be able to re-use version numbers. This may mean adding a custom grouping to selected DBs in the instance.

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  13. Before loading the Differences screen, have options pre loading for filtering. When loading this page, DLM will often give a list of every single View in the database, with the statement "No details available", which causes a huge load of the web browser (Firefox, with just this page open and DLM is using over 2Gb!). It also means it takes a very long time to load the page, and makes it impossible to actually tell what changed.

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  14. We tried DLM Dashboard, but it doesn't work the way I hoped. I would love to authenticate only one standard database. Then DLM Dashboard can automatically show other related database's drift against the standard database. Instead, we have to approve each database's drift. I really hope DLM Dashboard can develop these kind of functions.

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  15. SQL Agent job tracking - I would love a way to add the master database. If simple alerts can be sent on drifts for agent job changes it would be fantastic.

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  16. The Schema Version Name field should be wider. We are using labeld GIT Version Numbers including the latest commit SHA Hash ti identify a unique version. This combination looks like that:
    "5.1.2-alpha.44+Branch.dev.Sha.0dfb474d340d9a0c0aa4015204860c19122192bb"
    I would like to add this information as schema version name, but I can't.

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  17. 4 votes
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  18. A series of changes are shown. The DBA can either approve them, or decline them, and if decline, run reversal scripts as needed? May be too complex, but would be wonderful!

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  19. I added a dumb test table. Red Gate caught it. Then I deleted it. Red Gate seemed to get lost. If the change and then removal/reversion could be tracked somehow possible, meaning this was a non-event, that'd be great.

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  20. Ability to post review using command line utility or web-service call.

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