Database Backup and Instant Recovery

for SQL Server, Azure Blob Storage, and Amazon S3

SQL Safe Backup

SQL Server backup, restore,
instant recovery, and virtual databases

Database administrators need a robust SQL Server backup and recovery solution that significantly reduces SQL Server backup and recovery time, minimizes storage requirements, and provides enterprise management capabilities to conduct backups across a large number of SQL Servers simultaneously. SQL Safe Backup has been specifically designed to meet these requirements, resulting in increased application and business availability for critical SQL Server infrastructures.

  • Backup faster and save space via dynamic compression with encryption.
  • Choose from multiple options for advanced and instant recovery.
  • Ensure organizational compliance via policy-based management.
  • Reduce failures due to temporary network problems.

SQL Safe Backup provides us with point-in-time recoveries and object-level restores.

Raymond Moss, Database Administrator, Park Place Technologies

(medium enterprise, computer services, USA)

SQL Secure provided us with baseline analysis of potential security threats.

Charles Schweiger, Database Administrator, Skygen USA

(medium enterprise, computer software, USA)

With SQL Safe Backup, we saved time during backups and restores, and we can look at one console for all errors and issues.

Scott Thompson, System Administrator, Auburn University

(educational institution, USA)

With SQL Safe Backup, we gain confidence in having backups and rapid restoration when needed.

Christian Baxley, Vice President Information Technology, American Customer Care

(medium enterprise, telecommunications services, USA)
  • Benefit from advanced backup

    Advanced compression, disk writing, and multi-threading technologies significantly increase the backup speed. Reducing backup time increases the available window to perform other critical SQL Server tasks.

  • Go beyond object-level recovery

    Recover objects faster than with object-level recovery (OLR), recover from all backup file types (such as full, differential, and transaction log files), and recover all objects.

  • Automatically adjust compression-versus-space

    The IntelliCompress2™ technology continually samples the system resource usage and automatically adjusts the compression level to ensure the smallest backup files in the fastest time given the state of the environment.

  • Select point-in-time

    Restore from any point in time. Simply select a point-in-time graphically using a sliding time scale to automatically assemble all of the backup components necessary to restore the database to the specified point in time.

  • Recover from network failure

    Automatically pause the backup and restore processes when a temporary network problem occurs. Automatically resume after the network is back online to prevent backup and restore failures.

  • Choose from different recovery techniques

    Select from conventional and advanced restore capabilities that provide greater flexibility and speed when a restore is required. These techniques provide flexibility and speed, especially for emergency recovery situations.

  • Backup from Availability Groups

    Configure policies to backup from preferred Availability Group replica. Then restore the database even if the backups originate from different Availability Group members.

  • Restore instantly

    Bring databases online immediately to eliminate application downtime. Stream data from the backup file on-demand to support applications and user requests while completing the restore operation in the background.

  • Protect with advanced encryption

    Secure backups by employing encryption via 128-bit and 256-bit advanced encryption standard (AES) with a performance degradation of less than 0.5%.

  • Support for cloud-based storage

    Select Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) and Microsoft Azure Blob Storage as the location for backup, restore, instant restore, and object level recovery (OLR).

  • Mirror backups

    Write duplicate backup files to different locations during a single backup operation

  • Integrate with enterprise storage

    Backup to and restore from EMC Data Domain servers, and permanently store backup files to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) to adhere to corporate storage standards.

  • Copy logins

    Bring recovered databases online faster by allowing SQL Safe Backup to create missing SQL Server logins and resolve any orphaned database users.

  • Manage with policies

    Define and automate backup, restore, and log shipping schedules across multiple databases, servers, and server groups with policy-based management. Eliminate scripts and overhead of native backup and recovery.

  • Store relevant information in central repository

    Store all backup and restore information in a central repository to allow for full auditing of backup history across the enterprise.

  • View entire enterprise in single console

    View real-time and historical monitoring of backups and restores and job management capabilities. The dashboard view displays backup and restore issues, created backup policies and more from one consolidated view.

  • Backup and restore with low impact

    Run SQL Safe Backup as a separate process outside of the SQL Server process space.

  • Benefit from multiple user interfaces

    Choose from multiple interfaces including web console, desktop console, command-line interface (CLI), and extended stored procedures (XSP).

  • Scale with SQL Server sprawl

    Keep up with expanding environments with flexible scaling via SQL Safe Backup.

  • Alert and report

    Alert on the result of any operation including failures, warnings, misses, and successes. Access a comprehensive catalog of reports for best practices that are delivered using SQL Server Reporting Services.

  • Retrieve data immediately

    Gain instant access to data in a backup file without wasting time or storage necessary to restore the database. Create a virtual database from a full native or SQL Safe Backup file with three simple steps in just a few minutes.

  • Read and write to virtual databases

    SQL Virtual Database provides complete support for read and write operations including inserts, updates, deletes, and database console commands (DBCC).

  • Attach full backups

    Attach a full backup of any size and select a new name for the virtual database. It then shows up just like any other database in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

  • Use with third-party tools

    Virtual databases look, act, and behave like actual live databases. Use any native SQL Server or third-party tools to query and extract all of the needed data.

  • Attach multiple backups

    Choose a series of backups to run queries, reports, and other analysis against. Find out which rows were added, modified, or deleted since the last backup.

  • Install on Cloud Virtual Machines.

    Run SQL Safe Backup on cloud virtual machines with Windows – such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Azure Virtual Machines.

  • Support SQL Server on Cloud Virtual Machines

    Back up to and restore from instances of SQL Server running on cloud virtual machines (such as Amazon EC2 and Azure Virtual Machines).

  • Access Mapped Cloud Drives

    SQL Safe Backup can access cloud storage that is mapped as network drives or removable drives on Windows. For example, backup to and restore from Amazon S3 and Azure Blob Storage.

  • Monitor hybrid environments with a single tool

    Avoid learning new tools by using the same backup tool for SQL Server on-premises on physical and virtual machines, in the cloud on virtual machines, and the cloud as managed databases.

  • Directly Access Cloud Drives

    Back up to and restore directly to the cloud. Automatically and manually backup to a single file or multiple striped files on the local computer and a network share, Amazon S3, and Azure Blob Storage.

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