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Best backup compression tools


Best backup compression tools

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We are planning to buy backup compression tool, please suggest which one will be good. Thanks!!
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How about LiteSpeed?
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They are all good. Litespeed (Quest), SQL Backup (Red Gate), SQL Safe (Idera), and Hyperbac's tool.

Pick the one that seems suited to your environment and has the features you need.

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It is far better to buy a tool that creates a compressed backup than a tool that compresses a standard SQL Server backup.

All the tools I know of that create a compressed backup run faster than the standard SQL backup. Also, you only need the disk space required for the finished backup.

If you get a file compress tool, this can only start work after the SQL backup has finished. You need enough disk space to hold the uncompressed backup plus the compressed version. Getting a script to reliably do the compress is harder than it apears.

Steve has given good advice - each backup product has its own strengths, you need to choose what fits your needs best.

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I would vote for Lightspeed or Redgate as they are well tested in many enterprises.
If you can wait.. Katmai has it's own compression. Maybe that will help you guys (Thouhg I doubt how practical it is for that considering it will takes long time before migration)

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Have you looked at Idera's SQLSafe freeware editon?

http://www.idera.com/Products/SQLsafefree/Default.aspx

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I've used Lightspeed for years and recently SqlSafe (due to overall costs). Both worked well for compression and SQLSafe for encryption (didn't use that feature in Lightspeed). Backup and restore times and compressed file sizes for each product were very similiar.

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LiteSpeed is good, you could toggle different levels of compression, so to increase\decrease backup time and to decrease\increase space utilized for that.



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are you planning to take object-level backups which means taking backup of individual tables, views etc...
then Quest SQLiteSpeed is good.
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Any one use Idera's SQLSafe "freeware" editon for production databases? Is the freeware a good option for production?
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