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dbForge SQL Azure Backup is an easy-to-use GUI tool that will help you to create backup copies of SQL Azure databases for development or archive purposes.
Transparent backup format
The backup created by dbForge SQL Azure Backup is a ZIP archive with T-SQL scripts. You can run such script using any tool like SSMS or via command line, which makes it suitable for restoring in any environment.
dbForge SQL Azure Backup offers a way to save your costs as you don't have to pay when SQL Azure and the deployed service are in the same region. The only expense you will face is paying for storing backups on Blob Storage. And what's more, our product does not not require temporary disk space and consumes only 20Mb of RAM, what reduces charges for average disk space usage.
Less space = less expenses
As the maximum ZIP compression of T-SQL scripts results in a very small .zip file, storing such files on Blob Storage will significantly reduce your expenses per month.
Easy database restoring
The backup consists of three T-SQL scripts: create database, create database objects, fill tables with data. All scripts are compatible with any SQL Server (Azure/2005/2008/2012), so you can execute them using any tool (e.g. SSMS or sqlcmd).
Periodical backup by schedule
dbForge SQL Azure Backup allows configuring the service for Windows Azure to make database backups periodically. Specify the lifetime for a backup file so that the service is able to delete old backups in order to free disc space on Blob Storage. This way you will be able to store only relevant backups and save your money.
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