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noob2013



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Licensing. Reply with quote

How does the SQL Backup Pro licensing works?

I know there are 2 pieces - client and server to the SQL Backup Pro.
1) Is the license just for the client?
2) Are there limitations to number of sql server instances? Or is this a question for our contract? I think we have the SQL Toolbelt http://www.red-gate.com/products/sql-development/sql-toolbelt/

Thanks!
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noob2013



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I found it ... http://documentation.red-gate.com/display/SBU7/Installing#
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noob2013



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happens if we need to test restores of our backups to a different server? We're going to need to install the server component to the other server. Is that a violation of the licensing if we only have 1 license for server component?
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petey



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest contacting your Red Gate sales representative to see if they can set you up with a 'restore only' license, or you could just write directly to sales@red-gate.com to explain your needs. In the meantime, you could use a trial license on the other server to test your restores.

Another option, space and time permitting, is to convert the SQL Backup backup file to a native SQL Server backup file using the SQL Backup conversion utilities (no license required), and restore from the native backup file.
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noob2013



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have read somewhere that there are tools that will verify the backup file without actual test restores.
Does Red-Gate SQL Backup Pro requires an actual test restores to verify the backup file?

Where can I download SQL Backup Conversion Utilities?
Edit: Found it on C:\Program Files (x86)\Red Gate\SQL Backup 7 but it kept error out with: "SQBConverterGUI has stopped working"

with options to close the program or debug the program.
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petey



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is safest to test the backup by actually restoring it, as there can be errors in the backup file that a RESTORE VERIFYONLY process cannot catch, but that can prevent a successful restore.

Could you please try using the SQBConverter.exe command line interface?
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