IDERA SQL Safe Backup Overview

What is IDERA SQL Safe Backup?

SQL Safe Backup helps database administrators to back up and recover instantly across SQL Servers. Unlike its competition, it provides virtual databases with access to back up files without consuming disk space, instant restore, centralized management across SQL Servers, and alert notifications for success and failure of operations.

IDERA SQL Safe Backup is also known as SQL Safe Backup.

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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; City of Lynnwood; Linfosys B.V.; TRI-KES; American Customer Care; Merck & Co., Inc.; Service Corporation International; Fresenius Vascular Care Inc.; Bates White; TechPro Inc.; TW Metals, Inc.; Tulane University; ISO Group; Ameriben Solutions; Instron Corporation; Sentric, Inc.; SPIE; GAS Distribution Company of Thessaloniki and Thessaly SA; American Printing House for the Blind; Paysafe; Freeman Decorating Services, Inc.; Sentric, Inc.; Auburn University; Corporate Communications Group; Sagicor Financial Corporation; Crystal Run Healthcare; Principality Building Society; Experiencias Xcaret; Missoula County; Shellpoint Partners LLC; Solix Inc.; Advicent Solutions, Inc.; Phoenix Newspaper Inc.; Park Place Technologies; Kelly & Associates Insurance Group; Boston Medical Center; Service Corporation International; eResearchTechnology, Inc.

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Senior DBA Lead at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
It has reduced our backup time, however backups do get skipped

What is our primary use case?

We use it to back up and restore databases.

Pros and Cons

  • "It has reduced our backup time and simplified our backup processes across all the servers."
  • "The compression, because it drastically reduces the disk space."
  • "Make sure you check your backups on a regular basis. Backups do get missed with this tool, for whatever reason."
  • "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."
  • "The way the filtering goes, if you filter on your view, there is no indication that you have made a selection."

What other advice do I have?

It has been a solid product for us over the years. Make sure you check your backups on a regular basis. Backups do get missed with this tool, for whatever reason. We constantly have to look at backups that have been run to make sure that nothing got overlooked with the number of backups that we do and the number of databases that we back up with the tool. We have a little different environment than possibly somebody else. It may be easier for somebody to look quickly, and say, "Oh yeah. I missed a backup." I am not talking about an error. I am talking about an actual backup just being skipped…
Database Administrator at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
You can't see any metrics about how long it took you to backup the entire server. We've had a huge reduction in the nightly backup footprint size.
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Senior SQL DBA at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Test it in a complex environment. I believe we would not have bought it if our testing was more solid.

What other advice do I have?

Ask for more testing licenses and test it in a complex environment. I believe we would not have bought it if our testing was more solid.