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Interland MS-SQL Hosting - somewhat OT

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Just in case you were considering this
http://www.interland.com/
provides internet accessible MS-SQL dbs packaged with many of their web-
hosting plans.

I have two such dbs.

Interland backs up theses databases daily but does not provide access to
theses backups directly.

Recently I used DTS to transfer one of my databases to my personal
workstation. In the transfer, a table was mangled, and eventually, I deleted
all the records from it, to clear the gibberish that was appearing, both in
the original copy and the downloaded copy.

On February 3 I submitted a support ticket via the internet asking that my db
be restored from January 31.
I got no satisfactory response to my ticket until I made a series of
telephone calls, the last one a half hour ago. The SQL team called me to tell
me the Restore would cost $350.00 USD. (What am I missing here? I've done
restores on dedicated servers in about 20 seconds.)

Well, after 1/2,147,483,647 seconds I decided the Restore wasn't worth quite
that much.

If you are considering Interland, you might want to think about their SQL
interaction.

I can say that in three years I have only to contact them about one other
issue. That is when I found the login information for another company's db
stored on my web-server. (I checked it and, YES, I had total dbo access to
the other company's db.) I notified Interland about this, but I was unable to
convince them that this might indicate a problem with THEIR security. One
representative told me that what was on my server was MY responsibility.

Well ... do you think I should look for another web-hosting, MS-SQL hosting
company ... and if so, do you have any recommendations? I've been writing
INFO or whomever at some sites with questions about MS-SQL hosting; so far
just one, DiscountASP.NET, has resonded in a way that makes me think they
might actually know what a database is. And they responded in about ten
minutes. Wow!

(NO, I do not work for DiscountASP.NET, I know very little about them and I
am not advertising them).

I used to be a fan of Interlands ... and I can attest that I feel
sufficiently sheepish right now ... no need to point out the things I did
wrong.

Now to go populate that table manually. It will take about 2 hours ... hmmmm
350/2=175 ... not too bad a rate per hour.

--
Lyle
(for e-mail refer to http://ffdba.com/contacts.htm)
Nov 12 '05 #1
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On 9 Feb 2004 19:48:14 GMT, Lyle Fairfield
<Mi************@Invalid.Com> wrote:

On the specific point of sql db restore: dreamworxhosting had to do
this for me more than once, and charged $50 a pop. Reasonable.

-Tom.

Just in case you were considering this
http://www.interland.com/
provides internet accessible MS-SQL dbs packaged with many of their web-
hosting plans.

I have two such dbs.

Interland backs up theses databases daily but does not provide access to
theses backups directly.

Recently I used DTS to transfer one of my databases to my personal
workstation. In the transfer, a table was mangled, and eventually, I deleted
all the records from it, to clear the gibberish that was appearing, both in
the original copy and the downloaded copy.

On February 3 I submitted a support ticket via the internet asking that my db
be restored from January 31.
I got no satisfactory response to my ticket until I made a series of
telephone calls, the last one a half hour ago. The SQL team called me to tell
me the Restore would cost $350.00 USD. (What am I missing here? I've done
restores on dedicated servers in about 20 seconds.)

Well, after 1/2,147,483,647 seconds I decided the Restore wasn't worth quite
that much.

If you are considering Interland, you might want to think about their SQL
interaction.

I can say that in three years I have only to contact them about one other
issue. That is when I found the login information for another company's db
stored on my web-server. (I checked it and, YES, I had total dbo access to
the other company's db.) I notified Interland about this, but I was unable to
convince them that this might indicate a problem with THEIR security. One
representative told me that what was on my server was MY responsibility.

Well ... do you think I should look for another web-hosting, MS-SQL hosting
company ... and if so, do you have any recommendations? I've been writing
INFO or whomever at some sites with questions about MS-SQL hosting; so far
just one, DiscountASP.NET, has resonded in a way that makes me think they
might actually know what a database is. And they responded in about ten
minutes. Wow!

(NO, I do not work for DiscountASP.NET, I know very little about them and I
am not advertising them).

I used to be a fan of Interlands ... and I can attest that I feel
sufficiently sheepish right now ... no need to point out the things I did
wrong.

Now to go populate that table manually. It will take about 2 hours ... hmmmm
350/2=175 ... not too bad a rate per hour.


Nov 12 '05 #2

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Lyle,

I host Sql 2k Databases and would like a chance to work with you on that. I
would guarantee satisfaction and probably even let you try it out for while
at no charge as long as you don't have any obese data/files you know...

My pricing is as follows...
$25 Per restore for under 500mb, $50 for over 500mb
$24.95/mo for 50mb Sql or a Website with mail
$39/mo for 500mb Sql and website
$59/mo for 1gig Sql and website

We also allow protocol encryption options to secure the transmission.

For more, feel free to contact me. More info on the website.

Thanks

--
Jerry Boone
Analytical Technologies, Inc.
http://www.antech.biz
Secure Hosting and Development Solutions for ASP, ASP.NET, SQL Server, and
Access

"Lyle Fairfield" <Mi************@Invalid.Com> wrote in message
news:Xn******************@130.133.1.17...
Just in case you were considering this
http://www.interland.com/
provides internet accessible MS-SQL dbs packaged with many of their web-
hosting plans.

I have two such dbs.

Interland backs up theses databases daily but does not provide access to
theses backups directly.

Recently I used DTS to transfer one of my databases to my personal
workstation. In the transfer, a table was mangled, and eventually, I deleted all the records from it, to clear the gibberish that was appearing, both in the original copy and the downloaded copy.

On February 3 I submitted a support ticket via the internet asking that my db be restored from January 31.
I got no satisfactory response to my ticket until I made a series of
telephone calls, the last one a half hour ago. The SQL team called me to tell me the Restore would cost $350.00 USD. (What am I missing here? I've done
restores on dedicated servers in about 20 seconds.)

Well, after 1/2,147,483,647 seconds I decided the Restore wasn't worth quite that much.

If you are considering Interland, you might want to think about their SQL
interaction.

I can say that in three years I have only to contact them about one other
issue. That is when I found the login information for another company's db
stored on my web-server. (I checked it and, YES, I had total dbo access to
the other company's db.) I notified Interland about this, but I was unable to convince them that this might indicate a problem with THEIR security. One
representative told me that what was on my server was MY responsibility.

Well ... do you think I should look for another web-hosting, MS-SQL hosting company ... and if so, do you have any recommendations? I've been writing
INFO or whomever at some sites with questions about MS-SQL hosting; so far
just one, DiscountASP.NET, has resonded in a way that makes me think they
might actually know what a database is. And they responded in about ten
minutes. Wow!

(NO, I do not work for DiscountASP.NET, I know very little about them and I am not advertising them).

I used to be a fan of Interlands ... and I can attest that I feel
sufficiently sheepish right now ... no need to point out the things I did
wrong.

Now to go populate that table manually. It will take about 2 hours ... hmmmm 350/2=175 ... not too bad a rate per hour.

--
Lyle
(for e-mail refer to http://ffdba.com/contacts.htm)

Nov 12 '05 #3

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