SQL Azure Backup - Now a hosted solution
Easily schedule a backup from SQL Azure to Azure Blob Storage or Amazon S3
1 Dec 2011 - 184.108.40.206 - Free
SQL Azure Backup 220.127.116.11 introduces support for easily restoring a backup
- Restore: is now as easy as backing up
- Progress: timers are now included where accurate progress isn't available
- Settings: are now remembered on upgrade
20 Oct 2011 - 18.104.22.168 - Free
SQL Azure Backup 22.214.171.124 is mainly a bug fix release.
- Foreign Keys: now the tool drops and re-creates foreign keys on data import
- Robustness: improvements when communicating to SQL Azure
- Summary Information: now shown in the UI and on the command line
6 Oct 2011 - 126.96.36.199 - Free
SQL Azure Backup 188.8.131.52 is the first full tool for Azure from Red Gate Software.
- Free: the price for the current tool is unbeatable
- Drop existing: if the local database exists - this is an option that is turned off by default
- Azure prices: are now shown on startup to clarify the charges that Microsoft can charge
- Containers: will be created if a name is entered that doesn't exist
- Cancel: behaviour has been improved
- Adverts: have been removed
8 Sep 2011 - 184.108.40.206 - Beta
SQL Azure Backup 220.127.116.11 is a bug fix release.
- Open DataReader: occassionally when loading users this problem would be encountered
- Containers: listing the Azure storage containers wasn't working in different timezones
- Type casting: there was a type casting error that could be encountered if statistics were on a table without a unique index.
- Web failures: improved robustness when requesting the status of the export task
- Other: a number of smaller fixes to improve the stability of the product
30 August 2011 - 18.104.22.168 - Beta
SQL Azure Backup 22.214.171.124 is a major release supporting both Copy to SQL Server backup and now Microsoft's free-to-use Import/Export Service which creates BACPAC files in Azure storage.
- NEW - Hosted backup: Use Microsoft's CTP Import/Export Service to create a BACPAC in Azure Blob Storage
- Sync from SQL Azure: Synchronize your schema and data to a local SQL Server database
- Create Azure Copy: Make a copy before backing up to ensure the backup is transactionally consistent
- Interface: Just enter the details of your SQL Azure database and the destination
- Command Line: Automate and schedule your Azure backups with a simple stand-alone .exe
8 Aug 2011 - 126.96.36.199 - Beta
SQL Azure Backup 1.0.5 is a bug fix version which hopefully will help me diagnose user problems too.
- Failure to connect to Azure: On the 5th August a change was made by Microsoft to SQL Azure that broke our version detection routine - this is fixed.
5 August 2011 - 188.8.131.52 - Beta
SQL Azure Backup 1.0.4 is a bug fix version which hopefully will help me diagnose user problems too
- Create Copy failed: some database names caused issues when creating a temporary copy on Azure
- No unique or primary key: tables with non-unique clustered keys are now mostly supported. Thanks to users e-mailing prompting me to look into this again.
- Adverts appearance improved: thanks very much to commenters on my blog for this one. http://www.simple-talk.com/community/blogs/richard/archive/2011/06/16/101966.aspx
5 July 2011 - 184.108.40.206 - Beta
Fixes issues with SQL Azure Backup 1.0.2 InvalidCastException as reported by users - thanks for the bug reports, please keep them coming.
29 June 2011 - 220.127.116.11 - Beta
SQL Azure Backup 1.0.2 adds some new features as users have suggested
- CommandLine: you can run a standalone .exe to backup your SQL Azure Database on a schedule
- Create Copy: create a copy of an azure database prior to backup to ensure transactional consistency
- Skip Object: skip over schema objects that cannot be transferred to SQL Server
9 May 2011 - 18.104.22.168 - Beta
SQL Azure Backup 1.0.1 resolves some issues that have been reported.
- Collation of local database created to match that on Azure.
- Improved error reporting
- Denali support improved
19 Apr 2011 - 1.0.0 - Beta
SQL Azure Backup is first made public.