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Acronis Backup Advanced for SQL
New generation SQL Server® backup and recovery software

Acronis Backup Advanced for SQL

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Overview:

State-Of-The-Art Microsoft SQL Backup Software

Acronis Backup Advanced for SQL provides state-of-the-art protection and fast recovery for Microsoft® SQL Server® environments.

Powered by Acronis AnyData Technology, this solution includes innovative, single-pass disk imaging to deliver dramatically faster database backups and reliable recovery operations for the entire SQL Server environment.

Now you can quickly and safely recover an entire SQL Server (either locally or to a remote location) or individual items (such as a specific SQL database).

Features:

Universal Restore

Universal Restore

Included with all Acronis backup solutions, this unique data recovery technology gives you the convenient ability to instantly restore backups to any machine, regardless of platform. Now you can restore files, configurations, applications, or an entire system to the same hardware, to different hardware, or to a virtual server—all with a few simple clicks!

Single-Pass Backups for SQL Server

Single-Pass Backups for SQL Server

Acronis Backup Advanced applies Acronis’ unique, image-based backup technology to protect your entire Microsoft SQL Server environment in one simple step. By integrating with SQL, the solution quickly locates and backs up specific SQL database files (.mdf, .ndf, .ldf), regardless of where they reside—even in different volumes or network locations.

SQL Log Truncation

SQL Log Truncation

To save disk space, SQL logs can be automatically truncated after each full, incremental, or differential backup.

SQL-Aware Recovery Interface

SQL-Aware Recovery Interface

Acronis automatically identifies SQL Server databases and offers SQL specific recovery capabilities. This ensures that you can recover your database backup (or a component of it) as quickly as possible.

SQL Recovery Catalog

SQL Recovery Catalog

Acronis automatically generates a SQL-specific catalog that you can use to search for SQL instances and database versions, ensuring quick recovery.

Mounting Databases Without Restoring

Mounting Databases Without Restoring

Acronis allows you to quickly access information by mounting a SQL database directly from the backup repository. We do this in read-only mode to ensure the integrity of your database backup copy.

SQL Active Restore

SQL Active Restore

Active Restore will first copy only the SQL files required for fast recovery, allowing users access to the database while the rest of the data is being restored. This reduces expensive downtime and gets SQL users back to work as quickly as possible after an outage.

Direct Performance Management

Direct Performance Management

Maintain optimal SQL Server performance during backups! Acronis Backup Advanced for SQL Server lets you control your environment with bandwidth and disk-write speed throttling, ensuring uninterrupted system performance during backup.

Efficient Incremental Backups

Incremental backups identify only the changes made since the last backup, significantly reducing backup time and any impact on network bandwidth or backup storage.

Deduplication

Built-in source and target variable block size data deduplication reduces the volume of backup data by up to 90%. This maximizes backup speed, puts significantly less load on your network, and reduces backup storage requirements.

Modular Architecture

Acronis’ flexible modular architecture allows you to add more Acronis Backup Advanced products to your core solution at any time. Start with your immediate needs, then, as your business grows, simply plug in additional products to protect any new servers or workstations—without having to install a whole new backup environment!

Disaster Recovery

Recover your entire SQL Server backup in minutes — even to dissimilar hardware or a virtual server! Acronis can quickly restore your data locally or remotely using a Linux Kernel, WinPE, or a PXE server to start the new server. Acronis’ driver injection and SID change capabilities will get you up and running quickly on new hardware.

Centralized Management/Reporting

Acronis Backup Advanced includes a centralized management and reporting console. Manage and report on all backup operations for all physical and virtual machines, and applications from a single dashboard.

AnyData Technology:

Acronis AnyData technology provides advanced backup and recovery capabilities specifically engineered to meet the needs of small and medium IT environments.  Acronis’ disk image backup technology enables a single-pass backup that captures data at the block level, is smart enough to eliminate unused blocks, and can recover individual files & folders, application data, or an entire server in minutes.  There is no need to run multiple backups to support various recovery capabilities with Acronis.

Revolutionizing Modern Data Protection

Fueled by over 100 patents, the Acronis AnyData Engine is a set of deep and powerful New Generation Data Protection technologies that capture, store, recover, control and access data in virtual, physical, cloud and mobile environments.

Powers

Powers

easy, complete and safe backup, disaster recovery and secure access solutions

Delivers

Delivers

best-in-class individual products optimized for your most important workloads that seamlessly blend into a total solution

Protects

Protects

any data, across any environment, in any location

Easy to Use, Complete and Safe.

Breakthrough AnyData technology means you no longer have to choose between powerful and affordable.  Acronis solutions powered by the AnyData Engine are lean, modular, secure and scalable.  Image-based backups quickly capture and store all data in a universal backup format allowing recovery to any hardware or virtual machine.  The advanced policy engine ensures secure access and compliance.  With the Acronis AnyData Engine, buy only what you need, get everything you want, and easily evolve with your business.

Key Features:

Complete and Flexible New Generation Data Protection

Complete and Flexible New Generation Data Protection

  • Any Protection: Data Backup, Bare Metal Restore, Migration, System Deployment
  • Any Devices: Servers and Workstations
  • Any Servers: Physical and Virtual
  • Any OS Environments: Windows and Linux
  • Any File System: NTFS, ReFS, FAT16/32, Ext2/3/4, ReiserFS3, XFS, JFS and more
  • Any Virtual Environments: VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, RHEV, Parallels & more
  • Any Migration: V2V, V2P, P2V, P2P
  • Any Applications: MS Exchange, MS SQL Server, SharePoint, Active Directory
  • Any Storage Locations: Cloud , On-Premise and Remote Offices
Full Disk and Virtual Machine Imaging

Full Disk and Virtual Machine Imaging

Advanced snapshot-based image backup and recovery of physical and virtual machines. Patented snapshot technology speeds up backup and minimizes system overhead, so protected system does not have to be put off-line during backup.

Unified Backup Format

Unified Backup Format

Data is stored to your choice of disk, tape or cloud using our patented Unified Backup Format optimized for speed, data compression, deduplication and flexibility. High efficiency algorithms reduce storage, IO and CPU requirement and enable unified, fast, easy and granular access to multiple versions of files, applications and systems across all workloads.

Single-pass Block-level Data Management

Single-pass Block-level Data Management

Eliminates the need for multiple agents for application, file and block-level data capture and dramatically increases speed and efficiency by preserving metadata in Universal Backup Format.

Granular Recovery

Granular Recovery

From a single-pass backup, granularly recover at the object, file, application or system level.

Centralized Management

Centralized Management

Flexible, secure and scalable centralized management, monitoring and reporting across hundreds of virtual and physical machines from a single Acronis Management Server. Easily manage all your backup policies, groups and backup vaults. Backup activities can also be automatically distributed over your backup window to avoid overloading your networks.

Hybrid Cloud and On-Premise Backup

Hybrid Cloud and On-Premise Backup

Flexibly backup locally to disk or tape for quick recovery, or to the cloud for Disaster Recovery from a remote location, or to multiple locations. Automatically move backups between locations for varied retention time or long-term archival storage. Chose cloud-based Backup-as-a-Service solutions and let local experts manage your data protection. Same industry leading technology, delivered the way you want it - cloud, hybrid or on-premise.

Room to Grow

Room to Grow

AnyData technology has little overhead when you are not using centralized management or using it just for a few machines, but could be scaled up efficiently to support thousands of servers and provides you with flexibility of adding new functionality at any time.

Active Restore

Tracks operating system I/O requests and restores blocks when the OS needs them, continuing to restore other blocks in the background. This dramatically saves time and allows booting a machine and starting applications long before a restore is complete.

Flexible Any-to-Any Migration

The combination of unified backup format, Acronis Universal Restore, and incremental backup of live machines makes it very easy to migrate servers between any physical, virtual and cloud platforms and any locations, local or remote.

Compression and deduplication

Saves time, space and network bandwidth for any backup

Universal Restore

Bare-metal restore enables recovering an entire server in minutes, either to the same or dissimilar hardware or virtual server. If the new hardware is different, Acronis injects the new drivers required to support the new hardware.

Converting any system backups to any VM Disk format

Effectively enabling zero-time VM recovery, you will just need to start the VM to recover your physical, virtual or cloud system

Encryption

High-grade encryption (AES-256) is available as option to protect any data and any communication channel from unwanted attention

Requirements:

Supported operating systems

  • Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4
  • Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008 R2, 2003/2003 R2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011, 2008, 2003/2003 R2
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Windows Storage Server 2012/2012 R2, 2008/2008 R2, 2003
  • Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7

Supported Microsoft SQL Server

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Supported Storage

  • Local disks - SATA, SCSI, IDE, RAID
  • Networked storage devices - SMB, NFS, iSCSI, FC, FTP
  • Tape drives, autoloaders and tape libraries, including LTO-7
  • Optical media - CD, DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray
  • Removable media - ZIP®, Rev®, RDX®, etc.
  • External HDDs and SSDs - USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 and IEEE1394 (Firewire)
  • Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud Storage - FTP, SFTP
  • Acronis Cloud Storage

Documentation:

Download the Acronis Backup Advanced for SQL Datasheet (PDF).