Firebird Database Manager
Managing Firebird databases is not an activity designed for the average user but even the server administrators look for uncomplicated solutions that would cut down their working time and improve overall efficiency.
Firebird Database Manager is exactly what it sounds like: a utility that can help with managing Firebird databases.
Quick installation, wizard-driven interface
The application installs without a glitch and during our testing it did not attempt to promote additional software by pushing it onto the system
The interface is straightforward and does not take too much to get familiar with the options; especially since they are all accompanied by a brief description that describes their purpose and how they function.
Firebird Database Manager is wizard-driven, which means that all the steps are guided and there is little chance for making a mistake.
Useful set of options
All the options are present in the main application window and include the possibility to create a backup for the database, restoring it when necessary, handling the aliases, check the server logs and database statistics or sweep the database in order to improve its overall performance.
There is also the possibility to shutdown the database or to restart it as well as view the users that are currently connected to the database.
Firebird Database Manager does not include a configuration panel because all the settings for establishing the connection with the resource are provided as the wizard guide advances.
In the case of creating a safe copy of the database there is the possibility to compress the data after the procedure completes, stamp it with the date and time or verify its integrity. More advanced options refer to enabling the non transportable format, processing checksums or collecting the garbage during the backup operation.
Simple database management utility
Firebird Database Manager is not a complicated tool to work with and it helps protect databases as well as improve their performance. It is a straightforward utility that provides a useful set of options.