Product Review of Devart dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server


Feb 12, 2012

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Introduction

Devart has released "dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server" which is a Schema Comparison tool that can be used by Database Developers and Database Administrators in their day-to-day work. Using this tool a developer or a DBA can compare schema between two different databases and synchronize the changes. It is in this regard that the article will take a look at Devart’ s dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server which is a fantastic tool for Schema Comparison. The best thing is that you can download a 30 Day Trial Version of dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server from Devart website. We would recommend our readers to try out Devart dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server as this tool can make your life easier.

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What is dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server?

dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server is a Schema Comparison tool for SQL Server Professionals. This tool can be used to compare schema between a source and a target database. Once the comparison is complete you will have an option to synchronize the changes to the target database. The best thing which I have liked is using this tool you can quickly compare a live database with a SQL Server Database Backup (up to 50GB size)

Who should be using dbForge Schema Compare?

The dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server is meant for Database Developers and Production Database Administrators for whom it’s essential to synchronize changes between a Source and a Target Database with an ease. The dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server tools comes in 2 product editions: Standard and Professional. This tool support SQL Server 2008, 2005 (including Express editions), and 2000 (including MSDE edition). Visit Compares features of dbForge Schema Compare editions and dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server Features to compare features between Standard and Professional Edition and to know more about pricing.

My Environment

I have installed Devart’ s dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server tool on my SQL Server 2008 SP3 Server running on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Prerequisites & System Requirements for installing dbForge Schema Compare



How to install dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server from Devart

You can download Devart dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server from Devart website. Follow the step by step instructions to install dbForge Schema Compare on your Server.

1. Double click the SchemaCompareSQL.exe

2. In Welcome to the Devart dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server Setup Wizard Screen, click Next to continue with the installation.

Welcome to the Devart dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server Setup Wizard

3. In License Agreement Screen, accept the aggrement and click Next to continue with the installation.

Devart dbForge Schema Compare Licence Aggrement

4. In Select Destination Location screen, you can specify the folder where you want to install dbForge Schema Compare for SQL Server or else leave the default path and click Next to continue with the installation.

dbForge Schema Compare Select Destination Folder

5. In Select Start Menu Folder wizard screen leave the default folder location and click Next to continue with the Installation.

Select Start Menu Folder

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