These pages cover SQL Backup Pro 8.0. Help for older versions is also available.

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Install the SQL Backup Pro graphical user interface (GUI) on the computer from which you want to run the backups, using the SQL Backup Pro setup program SQLBackup.exe. If an earlier version of the SQL Backup Pro GUI is already installed on the computer, it will be upgraded.

You cannot install more than one version of the SQL Backup Pro GUI on the same computer.

The following files are installed in the installation folder. By default this is:

  • %Program Files%\Red Gate\SQL Backup 8 on 32-bit servers.
  • %Program Files (x86)%\Red Gate\SQL Backup 8 on 64-bit servers. 

You can specify an alternative location using the installation wizard.

RedGate.SQLBackup.UI.exeThe SQL Backup Pro graphical user interface.
SQBServerSetup.exeThe SQL Backup Pro server components installer.
ProductActivation.exeThe program for activating SQL Backup Pro without using the graphical user interface. For example, you can use this program to activate cluster nodes. For more information see Activating.
CompressionAnalyzer.exeThe SQL Backup Pro program to compare the effectiveness of different compression levels on a full backup of a selected database. Read more about the Compression Analyzer.
SQBConverter.exe and SQBConverterGUI.exe

SQBConverter.exe is a command-line program to convert SQL Backup files to Microsoft Tape Format (MTF) files. This program will also convert files created using SQL Backup version 6, 7 or 8 to files compatible with SQL Backup version 5 and earlier. SQBConverterGUI.exe is a graphical user interface for the SQBConverter.exe command-line program.

You can distribute this program as required; you do not need the full product installation to use it. For more information see SQL Backup File Converter.

sqb2mtf.exe

A command-line program to convert SQL Backup files to Microsoft Tape Format (MTF) files. This program is superseded by the SQBConverter.exe program described above. sqb2mtf.exe is provided with SQL Backup Pro so that any existing scripts you may have written that use this program will continue to work.

You can distribute this program as required; you do not need the full product installation to use it.

SQBMaintPlanConv.exe

This program converts maintenance plans created with SQL Server Management Studio or SQL Server Enterprise Manager. It disables native backup tasks and replaces them with tasks for SQL Backup Pro jobs, enabling you to specify compression and encryption settings.

For more information see Maintenance Plan Conversion Wizard.

Additionally, the SQBObjectLevelRecovery folder contains SQLObjectLevelRecoveryPro.exe, the executable file for the SQL Object Level Recovery Pro application.

Once you have installed or upgraded the SQL Backup Pro GUI, add the SQL Server instances on which you want to use SQL Backup Pro, and install the server components.

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