Any idea when 6.3 is going to be released?

vesredgatevesredgate Posts: 14
edited November 24, 2009 11:57AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Just wondering if 6.3 is coming soon.

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  • Hi,

    We have no immediate plans to release 6.3 as we have released 6.0, 6.1 and 6.2 in fairly quick succession. We constantly review issues in the field and try and make a judgement call against the severity of these issues vs the work we create for people to update when we release a new version and try and balance the two sides of this.

    We have made several hotfixes available to customers so if there is a pressing issue you are facing please contact [email protected].

    Regards,

    James
    James Moore
    Head of DBA Tools
    Red Gate Software Ltd
  • James,

    So what was the pressing reason to release 6.3 after you said it was not coming out this quickly?

    Thanks

    Chris
    English DBA living in CANADA
  • Hi Chris,

    Originally we thought we would release in the new year and add more features to the GUI, but we decided to finish the release testing and get the new engine features and bug fixes into customers hands sooner, largely from customer feedback.

    Network Resilience support for restores had been something we had been asked for quite a lot and was fairly high priority.

    We also wanted to release our new RESTORE related commands which allow you to restore the latest full or differential backup from a folder or from the activity history.

    Finally, we felt that the new multi-server activation wizard could save DBAs with a large number of servers a reasonable amount of time so was worth getting out in the wild.

    Sorry for messing you guys around and I hope you enjoy the new functionality.

    James
    James Moore
    Head of DBA Tools
    Red Gate Software Ltd
  • Thanks James. Not that we are currently backing up to the network but we will now move to 6.3 rather than 6.2.

    Is Eddie looking at my last comment in http://www.red-gate.com/messageboard/vi ... hp?t=10008 about migrating to 6.? from 5.4 and not having a THREADCOUNT = parameter?

    Thanks

    Chris
    English DBA living in CANADA
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