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Version 8.4.1 - February 1st 2017


  • SB-5663: UI no longer lets the user schedule a backup with more threads than the engine supports
  • SB-5754: Backup Engine now uses DMV rather then compatibility views
  • SB-5756: Improve multithread-single file restores for compression levels 3 and 4
  • SB-5758: Alternative connection properties for SQL Backup Agent(configured by the registry)
  • SB-5757: CHECK_PREFERRED_AG_REPLICA succeded on multi-database differential backups
  • SB-5760: Fixed sqbdir causing system failure if there is a removable drive
  • SB-5761: Allow too small SQB files to be ignored in wild card searches
  • SB-5762: Reminders are now created when when backuping up with wild cards
  • Backup History no longer crashes on empty filename
  • Clicking on Folder browser no longer fails to pass throw user clicks

  • Fix problem with occasional list of Jobs changing when displaying Jobs
  • Update the Server Installer

Version 8.4.0 - November 28th 2016


  • SB-5658: ERASE command supports NOLOG and LOG_ONERRORONLY options.
  • SB-5736: Make multiple attempts to locate backup file after backup has completed. Warning 236 will be raised if the backup file was initially not found, and error 561 will be raised if the file could not be found.
  • SB-5741: Added support for differential backups, partial backups, and file backups for availability groups, using the CHECK_PREFERRED_AG_REPLICA option.
  • Added support for Group Managed Service Accounts (The application will no longer validate usernames which end in $)
  • Streamlined new update checking interface
  • Allowed UI to have access to more memory
  • Remove signing up of Hosted Storage from the UI


  • SB-4756: {SA} OverflowException @ DataConvert.ToString(...)

  • SB-5174: Clickable reminder actions no longer throw exception in some UI states

  • SB-5275: {SA} OverflowException @ DataConvert.ToString(...)

  • SB-5313: Clickable reminder actions no longer throw exception in some UI states

  • SB-5480: Passwords do not have to be obfuscated when restoring File Groups encrypted backups

  • SB-5540: ERASEFILES_REMOTE not deleting files when using location tags in path


  • SB-5555: Command line now identifies the cluster name for default instances

  • SB-5568: Using the "-I <instance name>" parameter with the Extended Stored Procedure cannot identify cluster name or remote machine name (No longer applicable)

  • SB-5573: When you set DBCC CHKDB and CHECKSUM but only one check is carried (No longer applicable)

  • SB-5737: Deletion now handles MOVETO folders containing tags

  • SB-5751: Removed remote possible double free of Windows allocated memory

  • Disable setting of activity cache folder for non-administrators
  • Now checks that the server is connected before letting restore job wizard advance
  • Latest UI components to fix product switcher icon size mismatch
  • Update of SQLite Component, to fix problems with writing to SQLite tables
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