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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » MobiLink - Server Administration » Using MobiLink Technology » MobiLink Monitor


Introduction to the MobiLink Monitor

The MobiLink Monitor is a MobiLink administration tool that provides you with detailed information about the performance of your synchronizations.

When you start the Monitor and connect it to a MobiLink server, the Monitor begins to collect statistical information about all synchronizations that occur in that monitoring session. The Monitor continues to collect data until you disconnect it or shut down the MobiLink server.

You can view the data in tabular or graphical form in the Monitor interface. You can also save the data in binary format for viewing with the Monitor later, or in .csv format to open in another tool, such as Microsoft Excel; or you can export it to an ODBC data source such as a MobiLink-supported relational database.

Monitor output allows you to see a wide variety of information about your synchronizations. For example, you can quickly identify synchronizations that result in errors, or that meet other criteria that you specify. You can identify possible contention in synchronization scripts by checking to see if synchronizations of differing durations have phases that end around the same time (because synchronizations are waiting for a previous phase to finish before they can continue).

The MobiLink Monitor can be used routinely in development and production, because monitoring does not degrade performance, particularly when the Monitor is run on a different computer from the MobiLink server.