Tech Specs: SQL Safe Backup

Technical Specifications

What Is New

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Version 8.6.1

  • Supports backup compression for TDE-enabled databases with native SQL Server (.bak) format
  • Supports backup and restore for Change Data Capture (CDC) enabled databases preserving the CDC metadata and capture and cleanup jobs
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2019

Please refer also to the product documentation New features and fixed issues.


Platform Support

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  • Desktop console: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC), Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
  • Web console: IDERA Dashboard
  • Services: Microsoft Windows
  • Agents: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Repository: Microsoft SQL Server
  • Managed database instances: Microsoft SQL Server
  • Supported enterprise storage: EMC Data Domain Operating System, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)
  • Cloud: Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, Amazon S3

Please refer also to the product documentation Software requirements and TSM requirements.


System Requirements

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Desktop Console

  • CPU clock rate: 1 GHz + (2 GHz + recommended)
  • Random-access memory (RAM): 512 MB + (1 GB + recommendeD)
  • Storage drive space:
    • 80 MB (installation files only)
    • 1 GB (temporary disk space for backup and restore operations)
  • Monitor resolution: width 1024 px +, height 768 px + (XGA +) (width 1280 px +, height 1024 px + recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows: Server 2019, Server 2016, 10, Server 2012 R2, 8, Server 2012, Server 2008 R2 SP1, Server 2008 SP2+, Server 2003 SP2+; 64-bit only
  • Microsoft .NET Framework: 4.0+
  • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC): 2.8+
  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable: 2015 Update 3 

Web Console

Please refer to the IDERA Dashboard.

Services

  • Microsoft Windows: Server 2019, Server 2016, 10, Server 2012 R2, 8, Server 2012, Server 2008 R2 SP1, Server 2008 SP2+, Server 2003 SP2+; 64-bit only

Agents

  • Microsoft Windows: Server 2019, Server 2016, 108, Server 2012 R2, , Server 2012, Server 2008 R2 SP1, Server 2008 SP2+, Server 2003 SP2+; 64-bit only
  • Microsoft SQL Server: 2019 (Windows), 2017 (Windows), 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 SP1+; Express, Standard, Enterprise editions

Repository

  • Microsoft SQL Server: 2019 (Windows), 2017 (Windows), 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 SP1+; Express, Standard, Enterprise editions

Managed Database Instances

  • Microsoft SQL Server: 2019 (Windows, Linux), 2017 (Windows, Linux), 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 SP1+; Express, Standard, Enterprise editions

Supported Enterprise Storage

  • EMC Data Domain Operating System: 5.6, 5.5
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM):
    • Client: 7.1.x.x, 6.4.x.x, 6.3.x.x, 6.2.x.x, 6.1.x.x, 5.6.x.x, 5.5.x.x, 5.4.x.x
    • Server: SQL Safe Backup supports any version of TSM Server to which the supported TSM Client versions can connect

SQL Safe Backup does not install any components, databases, dynamic link libraries (DLLs), scripts, stored procedures, or tables on the managed instances.

Cloud

  • Runs on cloud virtual machines such as Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
  • Manages database instances on cloud virtual machines such as Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
  • Access backup files on Microsoft Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

Please refer also to the product documentation Hardware requirements, Software requirements, and TSM requirements.


Version History

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Version 8.6

  • Supports Azure and Amazon S3 subfolders
  • Redesigned cloud backup and restore operations for Azure and Amazon S3 storage
  • Supports Microsoft Windows 2019

Please refer also to the product documentation New features and fixed issues.

Version 8.5.2

  • Perform backups in native (.bak) format in the desktop console
  • IDERA Dashboard 4.6.0.9
  • added “Advanced” tab for editing properties of a registered instance for the web console

Version 8.5.1

  • Supports Amazon AWS GovCloud S3
  • Supports Azure Government Blob Storage
  • Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)
  • Create striped files when backing up to TSM in the desktop console.

Version 8.5

  • Improved groom settings
  • IDERA Dashboard 3.8.1.9.
  • Improved installer
  • Added SQL Virtual Database properties to SQL Safe Agents tab
  • Supports SQL Server 2017 Windows
  • Updated Virtual Database page for easier management of mounted virtual databases

Version 8.4.2

There are no new features in this product version release.

Version 8.4

  • Supports SQL Server native backup format for backups and restore
  • Integrated Virtual Database

Version 8.3

  • IDERA Dashboard 3.0
  • Supports Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  • New installer
  • Copying policies from Policy tab
  • Perform striped backups to tape devices using Tivoli Storage Manager

Version 8.2

  • Improved policies in web console
  • Supports Amazon S3 in web console
  • Enhanced options in Alerts section of web console
  • Improved Instances tab in web console
  • Improved SQL Safe Agents tab in web console
  • Improved General Preferences section in web console
  • Save filtered views in tabs of web console

Version 8.0

  • Web console application
  • Integration with IDERA Dashboard
  • User level permissions

Version 7.4

  • Supports SQL Server 2014
  • Supports SQL Server Express
  • Schedule policies with backup agent
  • Centralized license management in management service
  • New upgrade installer
  • Supports Always On Availability Groups

Version 7.2.1

  • Improved backup performance

Version 7.2

  • Specify mirror backup locations for log shipping policies

Version 7.1

  • Enhanced log shipping policy features
  • Enhanced restore wizard features
  • Enhanced cluster support
  • Supports SQL Server 2012

Version 7.0.2

There are no new features in this product version release.

Version 7.0.2

There are no new features in this product version release.

Version 7.0

  • Access databases quickly during a restore
  • Automatically run a full backup prior to a differential or log backup

Please refer also to the product documentation Previous features and fixed issues.

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