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Compress, verify, and encrypt SQL Server backups

Fully verified SQL Server backups you can rely on

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Introduction to SQL Backup Pro

6 ways SQL Backup Pro simplifies backups

  • Speed

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

  • Automation

    Automate backups, backup verification, restores, and log shipping

  • Network resilience

    Protect against backups failing due to network outages

  • 95% compression

    Save storage space, speed up network file transfer, and get up to 95% backup compression - higher than native SQL Server

  • Security

    Secure your backups with 256-bit AES encryption

  • Verification

    Let backups verify themselves. Schedule regular restores that also run the gold-standard database integrity check: DBCC CHECKDB

Pricing information

$995

per server

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

Backup, restore, and verify

Backup, restore, and verify – the three main features of any good backup strategy – are simple with SQL Backup Pro.

It takes fast, small, secure SQL Server database backups, based on whatever schedule you set.

Once you've made your backups, it can check they're free from corruption with optional CHECKSUM and RESTORE VERIFYONLY steps.

With the Schedule Restore Jobs wizard, you can also set up automatic verification with the gold-standard integrity check, DBCC CHECKDB, for complete confidence that your backup is error-free.

With automated backup verification, you'll gain peace of mind, and save time, hassle, and money.

Safeguard your backups in hosted storage

With SQL Backup Pro, you can quickly, simply, and securely upload a copy of your backups to 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

We'll give you your first 5GB of storage free

Learn more about our hosted storage option

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Features

  • Up to 95% smaller backups

  • 256- and 128-bit AES encryption

  • User-friendly GUI for the centralized management of backup and restore activities

  • Set up regular backup verification with scheduled restores

  • Quickly, simply, and securely upload and store a copy of your backup offsite, in hosted storage

  • Timeline Monitoring in the GUI for visualization of activities at a glance

  • Integrates with SQL Server Agent to schedule database backup and restore jobs

  • Include DBCC CHECKDB in a scheduled restore job

  • View results of DBCC CHECKDB, CHECKSUM, and RESTORE VERIFYONLY from the Activity History

  • Context-sensitive help file and hints embedded in the GUI

  • Command-line interface, so you can run your backup and restore operations in script and batch files

  • Multiple compression levels available

  • Network resilience for fault-tolerant backup transfer, including automatic resuming of interrupted transfers

  • Scriptable support for network resilience for restores

  • Cluster-aware installation mechanism with cluster support

  • Email notification of backup and restore activities

  • Enterprise and server level reports

  • Automatically kill existing connections before restoring to prevent failure of the operation

  • Automatically check for orphaned users, and receive a list of those affected

  • Skip initialization of the database for log shipping

  • Access and manage all SQL Server backups remotely, from a central, client-based GUI

  • 'Self-healing' log shipping queues the transfer of transaction log backups, if it is interrupted, and restores in the correct order

Videos and Resources

Videos

SQL Backup Pro 7 demonstration with Grant Fritchey

Grant shows you the basics of SQL Backup Pro 7:

  • Creating a scheduled backup job
  • Compressing your backup files
  • 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 verify and restore your SQL Server backups regularly, to avoid being hit by data corruption when 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.

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Hosted storage, made simple

With SQL Backup Pro and a Hosted Storage account, you can copy your backups to the cloud. This short video shows you how.

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Webinars

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.

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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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Whitepapers

Handling a full SQL Server transaction log

This whitepaper shows you how best to manage the transaction log, reviews the dangers of common advice from community sites and forums, and tells you how to avoid problems in the first place.

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Making the most of SQL Backup Pro

Short on time? Here's how to:

  • Schedule backups and restores
  • Improve backup performance
  • Use the interactive timeline

Read the whitepaper (PDF)

Bulletproof your database backup and recovery strategy

See how to beat the most common holes in SQL Server backup and recovery strategies. Read it to ensure that you can recover any database in the event of disaster, within acceptable limits for data loss and downtime.

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Case studies

"SQL Backup Pro'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 study (PDF)