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SQL Server database backup tools

September 18, 2018 by

This collection of content presents an overview of top SQL Server database backup tools, with product page links for each of the tools and screenshots if available. If you noticed a tool we missed, please let us know in the comments below.

ApexSQL Backup
Quest LiteSpeed for SQL Server
Idera SQL Safe Backup
Redgate SQL Backup Pro
Devart dbForge Studio for SQL Server
SQL Backup Master
Handy Backup Server
SQL Backup And FTP
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server
EaseUS Todo Backup Server
EMS SQL Backup for SQL Server
SqlBackupFree

ApexSQL Backup


URL: https://www.apexsql.com/sql_tools_backup.aspx
Price: $499
Version supported: 2008 or higher
Most recent version: 2018.03
Last updated: July 6, 2018
Description: ApexSQL Backup is a tool that enables management and automation of backup jobs while preserving the backup chain for easy point-in-time restoration (database rollback). In addition, it offers automation of backup, restore, and log shipping jobs, stores details of all backup activities and enables easy cross server backup management and maintenance. ApexSQL Backup offers instant backup creation, as well as instant backup restoration, and backup security is enhanced by automatically performing backup verification. All captured metric values and backup activities are automatically stored in a central database repository.


Quest LiteSpeed for SQL Server


URL: https://www.quest.com/products/litespeed-for-sql-server/
Price: Unknown
Version supported: 2005 or higher
Most recent version: 8.7
Last updated: June 6, 2018
Description: Get high-speed, storage-efficient backup and restore for SQL Server databases – with up to 85 percent savings in backup size and duration compared to competing solutions. LiteSpeed for SQL Server makes it possible, with minimal effort and risk. Ensure the correct SQL Server data is restored and available as quickly as possible with a wide variety of recovery options. Integrate directly with Microsoft Azure Blob storage and Amazon S3 – as well as ISM TSM – for cloud-based backup and restore with on-premises and virtualized cloud SQL Servers.


Idera SQL Safe Backup


URL: https://www.idera.com/productssolutions/sqlserver/sqlsafebackup/best-sql-backup-software
Price: $1,036.00
Version supported: 2003 SP2 – 2016
Most recent version: 8.5
Last updated: March 9, 2018
Description: IDERA SQL Safe goes far beyond the basic capabilities in Microsoft SQL Server by providing a central management console to monitor backup and restore operations in real-time, real-time notifications of events, and pre-configured reports to easily review operations for all your SQL servers. Backup and restore is an essential requirement for any organization. IDERA SQL Safe Backup is the SQL backup and restore expert with simple to use tools that enable comprehensive backup and restore strategies.


Redgate SQL Backup Pro


URL: https://www.red-gate.com/products/dba/sql-backup/index
Price: $995.00
Version supported: 2000-2017
Most recent version: 9.2
Last updated: February 2, 2018
Description: 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.


Devart dbForge Studio for SQL Server


URL: https://www.devart.com/dbforge/sql/studio/sql-server-backup-and-restore.html
Price: $249.95
Version supported: 2005-2017
Most recent version: 5.5
Last updated: July 17, 2018
Description: The Backup Wizard, established in dbForge Studio for SQL Server, is a comprehensive SQL backup tool designed to automate the backup process and perform it in few simple steps


SQL Backup Master


URL: https://www.sqlbackupmaster.com/
Price: $49.00
Version supported: 2005-2017
Most recent version: 4.4
Last updated: August 18, 2018
Description: Within minutes of installing SQL Backup Master, you’ll be able to back up your SQL databases to local or network folders, FTP servers, and off-site cloud drive services such as Dropbox, Amazon S3, Azure Storage, OneDrive, Google Drive & Box.


Handy Backup Server


URL: https://www.handybackup.net/handybackup-server.shtml
Price: $39.00
Version supported: 2008-2016
Most recent version: 7.16
Last updated: July 31, 2018
Description: Handy Backup™ Server Network is the easy but powerful solution for Windows Server backup and saving local network data. This server backup software controls an entire network backup over the one console. It supports Windows Server 2016 backup and earlier backup server solutions, as well as Linux and other OS.


SQL Backup And FTP


URL: https://sqlbackupandftp.com/
Price: $39.00
Version supported: 2005-2017
Most recent version: 11.7.3
Last updated: Unknown
Description: SQL Backup And FTP is MS SQL Server backup software that runs scheduled backups (full, differential or transaction log) of SQL Server or SQL Server Express databases (any version), runs file/folder backup, zips and encrypts the backups, stores them on a network or on an FTP server or in the cloud (Amazon S3 and others we’re constantly adding more), removes old backups, and sends an e-mail confirmation on the job’s success or failure.


Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server


URL: https://www.veeam.com/microsoft-sql-server-explorer.html
Price: Unknown
Version supported: 2008-2016
Most recent version: 9.5
Last updated: December 19
Description: Veeam simplifies SQL Server recovery by providing you several options for restore. From a single image-level backup, you can restore databases or tables and you don’t need to be an expert or know what MDF, NDF and LDF files mean — the wizard-driven recovery process will guide you through, detecting all available databases and instances that you can restore, but that’s not all


EaseUS Todo Backup Server


URL: https://www.easeus.com/backup-software/tb-server.html
Price: $199.00
Version supported: 2003-2016
Most recent version: 11.0
Last updated: Unknown
Description: Reliable backup software for computers and servers with great flexibility. Protect your crucial business data when unexpected disasters happen.


EMS SQL Backup for SQL Server


URL: https://www.sqlmanager.net/en/products/mssql/sqlbackup
Price: $80.00
Version supported: 2000-2017
Most recent version: 3.0
Last updated: May 18, 2018
Description: EMS SQL Backup is an easy-to-use and powerful tool to perform backup and restore SQL Server databases that includes hot deployment mechanism and monitoring tasks


SqlBackupFree


URL: http://sqlbackupfree.com/
Price: Free
Version supported: Unknown
Most recent version: 1.0.4
Last updated: Unknown
Description: Schedule SQL backups, zip, send to Network, HDD, FTP…


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