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Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server

Fast, transaction-level recovery

Quickly and easily restore your Microsoft SQL databases

Veeam® Explorer™ for Microsoft SQL Server gives you fast, transaction-level recovery of SQL databases. With agentless transaction log backup and replay, you can quickly perform point-in-time restores of your Microsoft SQL Server databases — down to an individual transaction — achieving recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of < 15 minutes.

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Easily restore Microsoft SQL Server databases

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server delivers an easy-to-use, wizard-driven interface for restoring your databases from a backup. It’s easy!

There’s no need to search for the location of the database and log files in a file-level recovery session or to spend time attaching restored files back to SQL Server — the entire process is fully automated. Select the SQL Server backup and click to:

  • Restore databases to a specific point in time
  • Restore to the same or different SQL Server
  • Restore to original location with one click
  • Export to a specified location and attach to a SQL Server later

The Enterprise Manager web interface even provides a complete view of all your available SQL databases to simplify the recovery of deleted or lost databases.

Easily restore Microsoft SQL Server databases
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Servers comes with a very user-friendly interface, which allows you to restore databases in no time.

SQL Server backup and flexible recovery options

Veeam simplifies SQL Server recovery by providing you several options for restore. From a single image-level backup, you can restore databases or tables and you don’t need to be an expert or know what MDF, NDF and LDF files mean — the wizard-driven recovery process will guide you through, detecting all available databases and instances that you can restore, but that’s not all:

  • You can perform restore of multiple databases at once or all databases on a server
  • If a database is too large to be restored in a timely manner, you can consider performing table-level recoveryENHANCED in scenarios when there are no dependencies between the restored and other existing tables
  • You can run transaction log replay to perform quick point-in-time restores
SQL Server backup and flexible recovery options
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server offers you the possibility to browse Microsoft SQL Server instances and databases, export and restore databases, schema objects and data.

Export Microsoft SQL Databases

In Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server, you can export a database to its original location with one click. The selected database can be exported as of the current restore point, to a certain point in time or to the state prior to a selected transaction. Moreover, based on your needs you can export a database to custom locations and attach it to any SQL Servers. Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server also allows you to easily export database schema state as of the current restore point to a default folder or to a custom location.

Flexible options for your current needs and long-term strategy

Veeam's Availability solutions come in different flavors, giving you powerful backup, restore and replication features for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualized environments. From limited local database restores in Veeam Backup Free Edition™, to agentless transaction log backup and replay, transaction-level recovery of databases and SQL objects found in Veeam Backup & Replication™, Veeam is the perfect fit, no matter your specific needs or budget.

Flexible options for your current needs and long-term strategy
Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to delegate the restore tasks to SQL database administrators or even let users restore files themselves.
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Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server

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Transaction log backup and replay

Restoring a SQL database and ensuring low RTPO has never been so easy! With agentless transaction log backup and replay, you can perform quick point-in-time restores up to a certain transaction, like rolling back the delete or insert query.

Transaction log backup is a separate option that can be triggered during SQL Server backup job configuration. It is complementary to the main image-level backup job and runs every 15 minutes (or less), taking incremental changes of the database. This enables granular, transaction-level recoveries for SQL databases.

Recovery is simple — just use the slider interface to identify whether you want to recover to a point in time or perform a more granular restore by entering a specific time, and in one click, you can recover your database.

Transaction log backup and replay
The Export Wizard allows you to review major database transactions around the selected time and restore of the database to the moment in time right before the undesired change. It’s as simple as that – you don’t need to be a database administrator!

Supported environments

The following versions of Microsoft SQL Server are supported as source/target systems for database restore:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008

All editions of Microsoft SQL Server are supported.

Always-On™ Availability Groups are supported for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and later.

Products and editions

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server is available in all editions of Veeam Availability Suite™, Veeam Backup & Replication™ and Veeam Backup Essentials™. It is also included in Veeam Backup™ Free Edition and can be used in conjunction with Veeam Endpoint Backup™ FREE.

For more information about supported features and editions, please refer to the edition comparison guide at the link below.

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