Finalizing SQL Backup Assessment (Part 3)
After testing HyperBac yesterday in our SQL Backup tools series throughout this week, we realized that SQL Backup Pro is the way to go. The HyperBac compressed backups were not smaller than either SQL Server native compression or SQL Backup Pro. However, all three integrated well with our Ola Hallengren maintenance scripts. We also decided to do one native backup a week for disaster recovery purposes in case we cannot get the tool to work following a disaster. With a proprietary tool, my manager felt better in a DR scenario having at least one native backup, so ‘we gotta do what we gotta do’ to keep everyone happy.
I have recommended to Red Gate that they add more automation into the scheduling of Virtual Restore jobs to grab all of the databases in the job instead of individual jobs for each database. That I think is the only area I found to be lacking in the tool.
Enjoy your weekend.