October 24, 2011
Devart Team is glad to announce the early access preview of our new product
dbForge SQL Azure Backup - a GUI tool for creating backup copies of SQL Azure
database to local drive, SQL Server, or Azure Blob Storage for development or archive
The product offers the following functionality:
Transparent backup format
The tool creates a backup as a ZIP archive with SQL scripts. You can run this file
using any tool like SSMS or sqlcmd, and this means that your database can be restored
in any environment.
You don't have to pay when SQL Azure and the deployed service are in the same region.
So, you'll have to pay only for storing backups on Blob Storage.
Less space = less expenses
As the size of zipped T-SQL scripts is much smaller than that of the original database
.mdf file compressed with ZIP or compressed backup .bak file, you will reduce your
monthly expenses on files storage.
Periodical backup by schedule
You can configure the service for Windows Azure to periodically make backup of a
database. You can specify the lifetime of a backup file so that the service will
delete them to free up the space on Blob Storage and as a result save your money.
You can try out the early access preview of dbForge SQL
Azure Backup at its download page
To leave feedback, users can go to the
dbForge SQL Azure Backup feedback page. The Devart team is looking forward
to receiving any comments and suggestions.