About Red Gate Software
Red Gate releases SQL Backup 3.0 for compressed and encrypted backups
CAMBRIDGE, U.K., February 17, 2005 – Red Gate Software has released SQL Backup 3.0, a $295 software tool that provides compressed and encrypted backups for SQL Server 2000 databases.
SQL Backup 3.0 offers three primary advantages over native SQL Server backup:
- It saves hardware resources by taking up less space – Compression reduces backup sizes by an average of 60 to 90 percent.
- It saves time – Testing shows that a sample 22 GB database can be compressed and written to disk in eight minutes vs. 25 minutes using native SQL Server backup.
- It's secure – Compressed files can be encrypted and the software detects tampering attempts.
Like all Red Gate Software products, SQL Backup 3.0 is designed to provide a simple, elegant solution to common problems faced by Microsoft developers and DBAs.
"This product addresses the need for compressed, fast, secure and affordable SQL database backup," says Simon Galbraith, Red Gate's Marketing Director. "These are critical factors for our customers, especially those who need to economically protect their data against hardware failure, hackers and database corruption."
SQL Backup 3.0 includes the following major features:
- Integrated compression
- 128-bit Rijndael encryption
- Mirrored and split backups
- Email notification of backup completion
- Graphical user interface
- Command-line utility
- Extended stored procedure
"Based on my testing, I'm very impressed with this product," says Jasper Smith, a SQL Server Most Valued Professional (MVP). "Backup speed and compression are very good and it offers excellent value for money for SQL shops that want to reduce their storage costs."
A fully functional version of SQL Backup 3.0 is available as a 14-day free trial download and for direct purchase from the Red Gate website.
About Red Gate Software
Red Gate Software makes simple tools for Microsoft technology developers and DBAs. The company's product line includes tools for comparing, synchronizing, packaging and backing up SQL Server databases; understanding and fixing .NET code problems; and load-testing .NET web applications. Red Gate is a Microsoft Gold Visual Studio .NET launch partner and a VSIP partner.
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