A tool for creating SQL Azure database backup copies to local drive, SQL Server.
dbForge SQL Azure Backup is a tool for creating backup copies of SQL Azure database to local drive, SQL Server, or Azure Blob Storage for development or archive purposes. The tool is used to create a copy of SQL Azure database on local SQL Server and to restore SQL Azure database from archive. With dbForge SQL Azure Backup periodic backups to Azure Blob storage can be scheduled.
- Transparent backup format
The backup is just a simple ZIP archive with T-SQL scripts, which can be run with any tool like SSMS or sqlcm.
- Charge-free bandwidth
Unlike transmitting data from SQL Azure to your local PC, you don't have to pay when SQL Azure and the deployed service are in the same region.
- Less space consumption
The maximum ZIP compression of T-SQL scripts fields fairly small.
- Easy database restoring
The backup consists of three T-SQL scripts: create database itself, create database objects, fill tables with data.
- Periodical backup by schedule
The service for Windows Azure can be configured to periodically make backup of a database, the lifetime of a backup file can be specified.
dbForge SQL Azure Backup is an easy GUI tool for creating backup copies of SQL Azure database to local drive, SQL Server, or Azure Blob Storage for development or archive purposes.
SQL Azure Backup consists of 4 components:
- Windows Azure service
- GUI application to backup databases
- Two console applications: for backup and restore
- PowerShell interface and .NET Framework API
Our backup is just a simple ZIP archive with T-SQL scripts, which database developers can run with any tool like SSMS or sqlcmd. This guarantees that they can restore the database in any environment.