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Does SQL Backup Install Require A Restart

EdCardenEdCarden Posts: 137 Silver 2
edited April 23, 2015 8:59PM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Does the installation of the server side components of SQL Backup Pro (what you have to install on each SQL Server that SQL Backup Pro will be backing up from/to) require a restart or reboot?

Does the answer to that change based on whether you are installing these via the SQL Backup GUI or if you are doing a manual install on the SQL Server?


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    peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    No, a restart/reboot is not required when installing the SQL Backup server components, whether done directly via the installer or indirectly via the GUI.

    The SQL Backup server components consist of 3 parts - the Windows service agent, the extended stored procedures, and the command line interface. The service agent and command line interface are independent in nature (code wise) and does not have any dependencies that requires a Windows restart in order to install its components. The extended stored procedures are contained in a single DLL file that's installed in the SQL Server binn folder. You may sometimes need to restart the SQL Server service when upgrading because SQL Server cannot free the previous file, but that's fairly rare.
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
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