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Real User
Database Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 12 2016

What is most valuable?

Compression of standard backups is quite good and speed is pretty good too. I want to add additional comments here after the product has been in production use for 6 months - the total footprint of our backups has reduced drastically. It is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We've had a huge reduction in the nightly backup footprint size, even though it doesn't de-duplicate very well on the ExaGrid backup appliances. We've saved quite literally terabytes of space on our appliances. One of the biggest improvements... more»

What needs improvement?

Idera treats a backup of a SQL Server as if it is essentially a single backup job of each individual database. You can't see any metrics about how long it took you to backup the entire server. It doesn't handle restoration to different drives... more»
Real User
Senior DBA Lead
Jul 25 2018

What is most valuable?

The compression, because it drastically reduces the disk space.

How has it helped my organization?

It has reduced our backup time and simplified our backup processes across all the servers.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the pieces that they have put in the web only to be put into the thick client sitting on the desktop client. They moved a lot of the features to their web-based version of it. Because of the large number of databases that... more»
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Real User
Senior SQL DBA at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Sep 12 2016

What is most valuable?

I do like the central management console where you can see a global status for all your backups and manage restores.

How has it helped my organization?

Not really. We wanted to switch to something better from Seagate EVault but our goals were to have a reliable tool and to monitor all the process related to backups and their restoration. SQLafe did not save us any money or changed our... more»

What needs improvement?

Lots of room for improvement. This thing is crumbling. I have never experienced anything as buggy as SQLsafe. Backup jobs can just stuck and you will find out about this in weeks later (everything in the onsole is green and shiny). New... more»

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What is IDERA SQL Safe Backup?

IDERA SQL Safe Backup provides a high-performance backup and recovery solution for Microsoft SQL Server. It reduces backup time by up to 50% over native backups and reduces backup disk space by up to 95%. It also enables automated backups of entire SQL Server infrastructures and ensures compliance with the backup and recovery policies of organizations. It turns backup files into virtual databases to query and modify data as if they were real databases without restoring. From tens of local SQL Servers to hundreds of global SQL Servers, it is the only backup and recovery solution that scales to meet the challenge.

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SQL Safe Backup
IDERA SQL Safe Backup customers

Woman's Hospital, Sisters of Mercy Hospital System, University Medical Center, MetTel, PPG Industries; 3M, Abbott Laboratories, Comcast, Daimler, GameStop, Hormel Foods, Marriott International, Merck, NCR, United Technologies

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