Posts Tagged with DLM Dashboard

DLM Dashboard – the inside story

As a DevOps engineer at Redgate, I’m one of those responsible for keeping the systems going behind the scenes. That’s everything from the internal systems and databases to the infrastructure that keeps our websites up and running. As you might imagine, I don’t have a lot of free time, so if there’s a tool... read more

FREE LUNCH!

For a time in the late 1800s in America, the offer of a FREE LUNCH! was a way to entice people into a bar. Get some free food, you only have to buy one drink. In short, the food wasn’t free, and it led to the famous saying, There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch... read more

Managing environments in DLM Dashboard

DLM Dashboard is a free tool that lets you track schema changes as they progress through the different stages of your database lifecycle. With DLM Dashboard you can start to get a much better picture of your workflow and see where you might need to take remedial action. DLM Dashboard categorizes your databases by environment... read more

We don’t need no documentation – automating schema docs in Redgate DLM

“Understanding the existing product consumes roughly 30 percent of the total maintenance time.” Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering by Robert L. Glass. You should be documenting your database schemas. I know it, you know it. Having (current, accurate) documentation available accelerates time-to-resolution for faults, aids tech-to-business conversations, and is a regulatory requirement for a great number of... read more

Dealing with production database drift

The Redgate DLM Automation team that we’re part of recently took time out from development to explore some of the issues our customers face when automating database deployment. Following on from last week’s post about cross-database and cross-server dependencies, this blog shares some of our thoughts about how to deal with production database drift.... read more

Higher database limit in DLM Dashboard

We’re pleased to announce that you can now monitor more databases in DLM Dashboard. The latest version, 1.6.2, supports up to 50 databases! Higher database limit was one of the most requested features on UserVoice. Along with the ability to exclude changes using filters, and the option to restrict access to the tool through permissions, we’ve... read more

DLM Dashboard as a team tool

DLM Dashboard is a great collaborative tool, which integrates with lots of different services. However, some teams told us that they couldn’t use DLM Dashboard without support for users and permissions. Previously, access to DLM Dashboard was entirely unrestricted. Essentially, all users were given administrator permissions. As the tool grew in popularity, we started... read more

Monitoring your database schemas with pipelines

DLM Dashboard tracks changes to your database schemas across different environments. In this blog post, we’ll talk about organizing your databases into pipelines, and how this can help you to better understand your workflow. How was it organized before? Grouping databases by category In the first version of DLM Dashboard, databases were grouped by... read more