What Data We Collect During the Server Health Check

As we launched the Server Health Check feature, SqlBak users might be curious about what data we collect during this process.

When you turn Server Health Check on, SqlBak starts to monitor your local drive and all databases to check their size and index fragmentation level. You can tune SqlBak to send you an email warning if free disk space or database size reaches some predefined limits.

Local Drive Health Check

During this process, SqlBak collects folder sizes and their names only. No files or any other information are transferred to our site; it means that we don’t know what kind of user files and their names are stored on the server’s local drive(s).

As a result, from the website, you can only see how much free space you have on your local disk and how much space each folder takes. Please note, on the Health Check page you will not find folders that are less than 1GB. Also, it is important to know that folder information is updated only once a day.Local Drive Monitoring

SQL Server Database Health Check

In the same manner, regarding your databases, SqlBak gathers only database names and sizes, along with some additional information, like index fragmentation level. No other information or structure of your database is sent to our server. In contrast to the local drive health check, the database health check is performed every hour because the data in the databases often changes more frequently.SQL Server Database Monitoring

Conclusion

During the regular health check, SqlBak gathers only the names and sizes of your folders and databases. This means all your data is secured and stays on your server.

With the help of this monitoring feature, you can control your database size and local disk free space. If it reaches a critical level, you can receive a timely notification by email and quickly find out which folder or database grew too large.

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