Automate SQL Server Backup Across your Enterprise

SQL Safe Backup

Version 8.5

  • Support for SQL Server 2017 on Windows
  • Support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2
  • Improved web console
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes

Version 8.4

  • Added complete SQL Virtual Database functionality.
  • Added support for SQL Server’s native backup format.
  • Fixed bugs to improve quality and stability.

Version 8.3

  • Azure Blob Storage - Can specify Microsoft Azure Blob Storage as the location for their backup and restore files when performing backup and restore operations.
  • Copy Policies – Copy pre-existing policies and modify their settings before copying.
  • TSM Striped Backup – Perform striped backups to tape devices using Tivoli Storage Manager.
  • New IDERA Web Dashboard View - Group instances and databases with the use of dashboard's tags according to your environment setup preferences.
  • SQL Server 2016 Support - Backup SQL Server 2016 databases using SQL Safe Backup. In addition, the SQL Safe Backup repository is also supported on SQL Server 2016.
  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 8.2

  • Web Console Enhancements - many enhancements were made to incorporate functionality into the Web Console that previously only existed in the Windows Console. These include enhancements to the Home, Policies, Instances, Databases, Agents, and Administration views as well as new backup, restore, and log shipping wizards.
  • Support for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) – SQL Safe now supports S3 as an option for backup and restore. Users can initiate S3 operations ad-hoc or it can be selected from the backup or restore policies.
  • New Command Level Interface (CLI) Scripting Extensions – create, update, and deploy new database policies, point-in-time restore, and object level recovery functions can now be executed from the CLI.
  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 8.0

  • EMC Data Domain Integration: Provides backup and restore capabilities to and from EMC Data Domain server via an easy to use wizard.
  • New Web-based Design: Easy to use web UI accessible from any web browser. See top issues summary in a dashboard view, perform backup and restore operations and view backup policies created from one consolidated view.
  • Integration with Idera Dashboard: SQL Safe Backup is now designed to work within Idera’s Dashboard providing an integrated common console to use across Idera products.
  • Next Generation Object Level Recovery: Goes beyond typical OLR providing support for all backup file types, and recovery of more objects including those from log backups and foreign key restraints. Plus, backup data files are more complete including transaction log data which is typically ignored when restoring from typical OLR solutions.
  • Performance Enhancements

Version 7.4

  • Availability Group Support: Configure SQL Safe Backup policies to take backups from the preferred Availability Group replica. On restores, SQL Safe Backup will assemble all the necessary files for a restore operation even if the backups were taken from different Availability Group members.
  • SQL Server 2014 Support: You may now backup SQL Server 2014 databases using SQL Safe Backup. In addition, the SQL Safe Backup repository is also supported on SQL Server 2014.
  • Support for SQL Server Express Edition: SQL Safe Backup now offers a way to create backup restore and log shipping policies for SQL Server Express Edition.
  • Centralized Multi-Instance Licensing: Licensing can now be centrally managed from the SQL Safe Backup console. In addition, one license can be issued to cover multiple servers instead of having to issue individual licenses for each system.
  • Bug Fixes and Enhancements

Version 7.2

  • Log Shipping Mirroring: Specify additional paths where mirrored copies of log backups will be stored and use the mirrored files as the backup source for any secondary database in the log shipping policy.
  • Bug Fixes and Enhancements

Version 7.1

  • Log Shipping Policy Enhancements: Log shipping policy enhancements provide a way to specify an alternate network path from which the secondary database will restore
  • Restore Wizard Enhancements: Restore wizard enhancements provide an easier way to restore from a mirrored database when the primary database location is unavailable
  • Enhanced Cluster Support: SQL Safe Backup now supports failovers for Instant Restore during hydration
  • Support for SQL Server 2012

Version 7.0

  • Instant Restore: New, patent-pending technology that enables database to be recovered and online in minutes, virtually eliminating application downtime. Once online, SQL Safe Backup streams data from the backup file "on-demand" to support applications and user requests while completing the restore operation in the background
  • Automatic Full backup prior to Diff/Log: SQL Safe Backup simplifies the initial setup process by automatically detecting and performing a full backup if required prior to a differential or transaction log backup

Version 6.6

  • Restore Performance Improvements: Restore performance improvements to reduce recovery time by up to 40% from previous versions of SQL Safe Backup
  • Cross TSM Server Support: Browse, backup and restore backup files located on any remote TSM Server
  • Improved browsing of TSM files: Use the Management Console to browse active and inactive backup files on the TSM Server
  • Improved restoring of TSM ‘inactive’ files: Use the Management Console to restore backup files that are marked ‘inactive’ on the TSM Server
  • Bug Fixes and Enhancements

Version 6.5

  • Restore Policies: Simplify database synchronization and automate disaster recovery by routinely restoring full backups to a secondary server
  • Restore Performance: Restore performance improvements to reduce recovery time up to 30%
  • Login Copy: Bring recovered databases online faster by allowing SQL Safe Backup to create missing SQL Server logins and resolve any orphaned database users
  • Granular Alert Capabilities: Backup and restore alerting can now send notifications for each operation status, including failures, skips, warnings, and successes
  • Delete Backup File Option: Use this CLI/XSP command to delete old backup files without performing a new backup

Version 6.4

  • Backup and restore enhancements: Easily re-run previous operations, run Backup Policy jobs, and verify or restore backup files from the operation status grid in the Management Console
  • Non-trusted domain support: Deploy SQL Safe Backup components, and backup or restore databases in non-trusted domains
  • Expire TSM backups: Use new CLI/XSP command to mark existing TSM backup files as inactive

Version 6.3

  • Repository performance improvements and TSM bug fixes

Version 6.2

  • Enhancements and Bug Fixes

Version 6.1

  • SQL virtual database metadata generation for SQL Server 2008 support

Version 6.0

  • Unprecedented compression: Provides untouchable compression of backup files by using entirely new algorithms
  • Patent-pending IntelliCompress2™: Optimizes backup speed and compression
  • Network fault-tolerance: Eliminates backup failures due to momentary network outages
  • Secure encryption: Encrypts backup files using AES128 or AES256 with less than 0.5% performance degradation
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