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Restore Only require license?

meklemblmeklembl Posts: 107 Bronze 2
edited May 4, 2008 1:14AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
I am running a server to which I only restore databases. Am I required to get a full license for this?

Larry M
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Options
    peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    You have 2 options.

    Option 1 - if you want to be able to restore faster using less disk space, you can purchase a SQL Backup Lite license. SQL Backup Lite can restore from any type of SQL Backup-created file. The only major limitation is that you cannot administer servers installed with SQL Backup Lite remotely using the SQL Backup GUI.

    Option 2 - convert the SQL Backup created file to native SQL Server backup files, and use standard T-SQL commands to restore the databases. You can use the free conversion utilities to do this (sqb2mtf.exe and sqb2mtfgui.exe).
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
    Beyond compression - SQL Backup goodies under the hood, updated for version 8
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