If any live server goes offline, an administrator has to be notified. Many companies use some third party services to do that. But what if you SQL Server service crashed for some reason? Will you be notified right away or will find out after many lost sales and transactions? What if SQLBackupAndFTP itself crashed (while extremely rare, but everything happens) – how would you know your backups are not being done?
Service down alerts option in SQLBackupAndFTP covers all of these cases. If you enable it from the main screen (see the image on the right), an email will be sent to you in the following cases:
- If your server is down or
- If you SQL Server is down or
- If SQLBackupAndFTP service is down
If you need to email to multiple recipients – as usually, just separate it by a comma. You need a paid plan with Full-Service subscription to use this option.