It's easy to keep your SQL Servers protected with our SQL Server backup software. Using both full and transaction log backups, we get your window of possible data loss down to just a few minutes, while enabling accurate point-in-time database recovery.
BackupAssist Classic already provides, out of the box:
What's in it for you
Get your window of possible data loss down to just a few minutes.
Get your SQL backups offsite by combining them into other BackupAssist Classic jobs.
Benefit from BackupAssist’s powerful data management capabilities.
How it works
When backing up SQL Server databases..
On the backup side, one full backup per day will be run.
Additional transaction log backups can be scheduled throughout the day, as frequently as every 5 minutes.
These backups are placed into the same backup directory for convenience.
When restoring SQL Server databases…
When restoring, it’s possible to restore all, or only selected databases to a particular point in time.
Firstly we restore the full backup, and then use the transaction log backups to roll forward the database state to the desired restore point.
All this happens at the click of a button.
Click SQL Protection
Select the SQL Server
Set up the Transactional schedule
Click SQL point-in-time restore
Select the SQL Server
Choose the restore point
Start the restore process
Frequently Asked Questions
Price and the appropriate fit are likely to be your biggest considerations when purchasing SQL Server backup software.
Unfortunately for SMEs, we find that there are two extremes when it comes to SQL backup:
- at the high-end, the expensive solutions aimed at enterprise, managing dozens of servers and clusters – overkill for SMEs with a just one or two SQL Servers, and
- free but problematic solutions such as batch scripts at the low end of the spectrum.
This leaves the average SME with few options.
Aimed at SMEs and OEM providers, BackupAssist Classic with the SQL Continuous Add-on strikes a balance in the middle. That’s because it is a simple technology that does the job and does it well without the overkill.
Therefore, it’s also priced very competitively – and far cheaper than some other database backup software that are designed at enterprises.
Yet, it contains all the features that SMEs need, making it the right backup for so many applications.
Aside from that, you get all the benefits of CryptoSafeGuard, which shields your backup files from the destructive effects of ransomware.
You can also use the other features of BackupAssist to take these SQL backups offsite – either as part of drive imaging backups, or combined with the Cloud Offsite Add-on to deduplicate, compress and encrypt the files and store them in the cloud.
Undoubtedly it is possible to write scripts to back up your SQL Server databases. Scripts are a free solution.
However, the biggest problem with batch scripting is silent failures. This will never happen with BackupAssist – whenever a backup fails, an error is logged in the backup report, and based on your notification settings, the appropriate person will be notified.
You also have all the benefits that come with BackupAssist Classic – benefits like ransomware protection, which is not present in other SQL Server backup software. Refer to the other answers in this FAQ for more details.
Yes. With the database backups from this add-on, you can restore your databases to a clean SQL server instance.
Further details can be found here:
CryptoSafeGuard’s shield will block unauthorized attempts to overwrite or delete your SQL backups.
To get CryptoSafeGuard, simply make sure you have an active BackupCare subscription. If you let it expire by accident, simply contact our Client Success team and we’ll help you out. Our contact details are available on this page.