Fully verified SQL Server backups
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How SQL Backup Pro simplifies backups

  • Speed


    Step-by-step wizards and a centralised GUI take the legwork out of creating, restoring, and verifying your backups.

  • Verification


    Automate more than just taking backups, including backup verification, scheduled restores, and log shipping.

  • Resilience

    Network resilience

    Protect against backups failing due to network outages.

  • Compression


    Save storage space, speed up network file transfer, and get higher levels of compression than native SQL Server.

  • Security


    Secure your backups with up to 256-bit AES encryption, compressing them at the same time, even from an unencrypted database.

  • Verification


    Let backups verify themselves. Schedule regular restores, and include an essential database integrity check (DBCC CHECKDB).


SQL Backup is licensed and priced per server, with volume discounts available.

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Backup, restore, and verify

Community choice gold - Best backup and recovery product

Backup, restore, and verify: the three main features of any good backup strategy, made easier with SQL Backup Pro 7.

SQL Backup Pro 7 enables you to schedule backup jobs, taking faster, smaller, and more secure SQL Server database backups. It can also test backup files when they are created by including CHECKSUM and RESTORE VERIFYONLY.

Reminders alert you to set up regular backup verification using the Schedule Restore Jobs wizard. Populated with details from the backup job, the wizard also includes an optional database integrity check (DBCC CHECKDB) in the scheduled restore job to fully verify the backup. Version 7 also supports SQL Server 2012.

By automating backup verification, you'll gain peace of mind, and save time, hassle, and budget. Try it out yourself by downloading a free, 14-day trial and take advantage of full support throughout your evaluation.

Safeguard your backups in hosted storage

Hosted storage, made simple

With SQL Backup Pro 7, you can quickly, simply, and securely upload and store a copy of your backups in the cloud, protecting your data from onsite disaster.

  • Get backups off site quickly and simply, without the hassle of tape
  • Recover your data whenever you want
  • Manage your backups online
  • Delete old backups automatically

You'll need a Hosted Storage account, SQL Backup Pro 7, and that's it - we'll give you your first 5GB of storage free.

Part of the SQL DBA Bundle

With our full set of SQL Server database administration tools you can take care of backup and restore, performance monitoring and alerting, change management, and more.

I'm really seeing the benefits of using SQL Backup Pro over SQL Management Studio. It's a real time saver when it comes to automatically restoring and validating backups.
And don't get me started on the compression!

Andy Doyle, Head of IT Services, Boston Limited

The main thing that I love about SQL Backup Pro is the fact it just works! There is no messing around, no hacking together, it just works as soon as you open the box. It's easy to use and extremely reliable.

One of my favourite features is the centralised management. No matter how many backup nodes you have, you can manage them all from one interface. It makes life so much easier.

Brendan Thompson, .NET developer and Systems Administrator, BT Systems

We wanted to standardise our backup regime and not have some backups taken using native SQL Server and some with SQL Backup Pro. Consistency is a good thing when you're managing lots of servers. Protecting the backups is important so the encryption built into SQL Backup Pro is solid. The password protection available in native SQL backups isn't really protection at all.

Brent McCracken, Technical Lead, Kiwibank DBA team

"Red Gate's tools are generally considered to be the gold standard. SQL Compare is fast, extremely easy to use – Red Gate pays a huge amount of attention to its UIs – full-featured and affordable. I wouldn't bother messing around with anything else."

Adam Machanic, SQL Server MVP

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  • SQL Backup Pro 7 demonstration with Grant Fritchey

    Grant Fritchey takes you through a comprehensive demonstration of SQL Backup Pro 7, including creating a scheduled backup job, compressing your backup files, and creating a scheduled restore job to regularly verify your backups.

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  • Verify your backups - NOW!

    Grant Fritchey explains why you need to be verifying and restoring your SQL backups regularly, to avoid being hit by data when corruption you need your backups in a disaster recovery scenario.

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  • Prepare for when disaster strikes

    Steve Jones and Grant Fritchey discuss how to protect your data, and your business, covering hardware problems, how to reduce response time, and more. This was SQL Server Central Webinar 24.

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  • Hosted storage, made simple

    From version 7.3, with SQL Backup Pro and a Hosted Storage account, you can copy your backups to the cloud. This short video shows you how easy it can be!

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The DBA Team

Read Day 2: The Girl with the Backup Tattoo

Not long ago, a crack team of SQL Server experts was flamed for a crime against database normalization they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from the taunts of academic relational theorists.

Today, they survive as website editors and software evangelists. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the DBA Team.

Check out their latest adventure

Webinar slides

  • Don't Lose Your Data: backup, verification and restore tips from Grant Fritchey

    Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones give advice on best practice for backup, verification and restore, including CHECKSUM and DBCC CHECKDB.

    Download the slides

  • Safeguard your data offsite with SQL Backup Pro

    Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones explain how to store backups safely offsite and in the cloud.

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  • Handling a full SQL Server transaction log

    This white paper describes the correct way to manage the transaction log, reviews the danger of some of the courses of action suggested on various community sites and forums, and offers advice on how to best to avoid the occurrence of this problem.

    Read the whitepaper

  • Making the most of SQL Backup Pro

    If time is tight, this guide is an ideal way for you to find out how you can make the most of SQL Backup Pro. It helps you to quickly identify key areas where you can make improvements to the performance of SQL Backup Pro in your environment.

    Read the whitepaper

  • Bulletproof your database backup and recovery strategy

    This whitepaper uncovers common holes that can appear in backup and recovery strategies. Read it, and ensure that in the event of a disaster you can restore and recover any database, within acceptable limits for data loss and downtime.

    Read the whitepaper

Case studies

  • "SQL Backup's ease of use and reliability save us around 30 person-hours a week"

    Find out how other companies have been using SQL Backup Pro to simplify their SQL Server backup and restore schedules.

    Read the case studies

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