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Veeam Explorer
for Microsoft SQL Server

  • Full database and table level recovery
  • Delegate restore tasks to SQL DBAs
  • Perform quick point-in-time restore
  • Part of Veeam Backup & Replication

Full functionality for 30 days

Fast Transaction-level Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server

Save time when you need it most by quickly performing point-in-time restores of your Microsoft SQL server databases, even down to an individual transaction. Also achieve recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) of less than 15 minutes with agentless transaction SQL log backup and replay from Veeam®.

  • Recover one or multiple databases simultaneously from a single-pass image level backup
  • Restore entire Microsoft SQL databases down to the table level
  • Microsoft SQL log backup provides transaction log replay to restore to a specific point in time

Easy database recovery

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 the SQL server. The entire process is fully automated.

  • Restore to the original Microsoft SQL backup location with one click
  • Restore databases to a specific point in time all from a single-pass image level backup
  • Restore to the same or a different Microsoft SQL server

Flexible recovery

From an image-level Microsoft SQL backup, you can restore databases or tables. The wizard-driven recovery process means you don’t need to be an expert or know what MDF, NDF and LDF files mean to complete the task.

SQL transaction log backup and replay

Quickly get exactly to where you need to be with point-in-time restores that can recover up to a specific transaction or time, all with a single click that’s delivered through a simple slider interface.

SQL database

Move data between SQL servers easier than ever by exporting a database to its current state or a specific point in time or transaction directly from your Microsoft SQL backup with one click.

Feature Highlights: Recovery

Commonly Asked Questions

How does Veeam Backup & Replication perform Microsoft SQL server database and log backups?

To protect Microsoft SQL Server VMs, you can instruct the backup job to create image-level, VSS-aware VM backups and periodically back up database transaction logs. If Microsoft SQL Server fails, you can restore the Microsoft SQL Server VM from the necessary restore point of the image-level backup. After that, you can use Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server to apply transaction logs and get databases on the Microsoft SQL Server to the necessary state between backups.

  1. Veeam Backup & Replication launches the parent backup job by schedule.
  2. The parent backup job creates an image-level backup of a Microsoft SQL Server VM and stores it on backup repository.
  3. A new session of the transaction log backup starts. Veeam Backup & Replication accesses the VM (directly or via the guest interaction proxy) and installs the runtime components for guest processing, database information collection and transaction log handing on the VM guest OS.
  4. Veeam Backup & Replication detects what databases currently exist on the Microsoft SQL Server and maps this data with the information kept in the configuration database. This periodic mapping reveals the databases for which Veeam Backup & Replication must process transaction logs during this time interval. The runtime component backs up transaction log files and stores them as a *.bak file to a temporary folder on the VM guest file system.
  5. Veeam Backup & Replication transports transaction log backup copies from the temporary folder on the Microsoft SQL Server VM to the backup repository, either directly or via the log shipping server, and saves them as VLB files. As soon as copies of transaction log backups are saved to the backup repository, transaction log backups in the temporary folder on the Microsoft SQL Server VM are removed.
What type of Microsoft SQL database recovery does Veeam provide?
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server allows you to restore and export Microsoft SQL databases and schema objects from backups created in Veeam Backup & Replication.
What type of Microsoft SQL database replication does Veeam provide?
Veeam provides built-in WAN Acceleration for replicating directly from backup makes Microsoft SQL backup copy replication over the WAN or slow connections up to 50 times faster while reducing bandwidth consumption by up to 20 times when compared to copying raw data.

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