The Technical Specifications show requirements at a high level. For more detailed information, including required permissions and hardware requirements, see the topics listed under Product Requirements .

What's New

For the new features and fixed issues in the latest version of SQL Safe Backup, see New Features and Fixed Issues.

System Requirements



Operating System
(for Management Components: Management Console, Collection Service, Management Service, Rest Service)

Microsoft Windows (64-bit only)
  • 11
  • 10
Microsoft Windows Server (64-bit only)
  • 2022 (Experimental support)
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2012 R2
  • 2012
Operating System  (for Backup Agent: Backup Service, Filter Service, Object-Level Recovery Service)

Microsoft Windows (32- and 64-bit)

  • 11
  • 10
Microsoft Windows Server (32- and 64-bit)
  • 2022 (Experimental support)
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2012 R2
  • 2012
Repository  (for Management Components)Microsoft SQL Server (Express, Standard, Enterprise)
  • 2022 (Experimental support)
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2012
Repository  (for Backup Agent)Microsoft SQL Server (Express, Standard, Enterprise)
  • 2022 (Experimental support)
  • 2019
  • 2017 CU4+
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2012
Cloud (for host and managing database instances)
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM)

Cloud (for accessing backup files)
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

Development FrameworkMicrosoft .NET
  • 4.0+
Data Access ComponentsMicrosoft Data Access Components (MDAC)
  • 2.8+
Enterprise StorageDell EMC Data Domain OS
  • 5.6
  • 5.5
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (Client)
  • 7.1.x.x
  • 6.4.x.x
  • 6.3.x.x
  • 6.2.x.x
  • 6.1.x.x
  • 5.6.x.x
  • 5.5.x.x
  • 5.4.x.x
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (Server)
Managed Database InstancesMicrosoft SQL Server (Express, Standard, Enterprise)
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2012
Web Browser
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x+
  • Mozilla Firefox

Version History

Version 9.2

  • The On-Premise storage option is now available when performing backup operations.
  • Users can now move their registered instances from the User Preferences to the SQL Safe Repository.
  • Users can now Import / Export their policies.

Version 9.1

  • New Microsoft Azure cloud storage authentication methods are available: Key and SAS (Shared Access Signature Service URL).
  • Users can now run Pre/Post-Backup Commands.
  • A new wizard to upgrade SQL Safe Agents.

Version 9.0

  • New User Interface features include UI Scaling (support for 4K monitors and scaled fonts) and a new dark mode theme.

Version 8.7.2

  • Added the Storage Class parameter for backups to Amazon S3 Cloud (AWS S3).
  • Availability to record cluster details in the SQL Safe Repository.

Version 8.7.1

  • Extended support for cloud backups and restores from Azure and Amazon S3.
  • Refined and reinforced Object Level Recovery and Virtual Database functionalities.
  • Improved the user experience in the Desktop Console.

Version 8.7

  • Improved Desktop Console functionalities such as Object Level Recovery, copy policies, and Virtual Database operations.

Version 8.6.1

  • Supports backup compression for TDE-enabled databases with native SQL Server (.bak) format
  • Supports backup and restore for Change Data Capture (CDC) enabled databases preserving the CDC metadata and capture and cleanup jobs
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2019

Version 8.6

  • Supports Azure and Amazon S3 subfolders
  • Redesigned cloud backup and restore operations for Azure and Amazon S3 storage
  • Supports Microsoft Windows 2019

Version 8.5.2

SQL Safe is ONLY compatible with IDERA Dashboard version 4.6 and with limited support.

  • Perform backups in native (.bak) format in the desktop console
  • IDERA Dashboard
  • Added “Advanced” tab for editing properties of a registered instance for the web console

Version 8.5.1

  • Supports Amazon AWS GovCloud S3
  • Supports Azure Government Blob Storage
  • Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)
  • Create striped files when backing up to TSM in the desktop console

Version 8.5

  • Improved groom settings

  • IDERA Dashboard

  • Improved installer

  • Added SQL Virtual Database properties to SQL Safe Agents tab

  • Supports SQL Server 2017 Windows

  • Updated Virtual Database page for easier management of mounted virtual databases

Version 8.4.2

There are no new features for this product version release.

Version 8.4

  • Supports SQL Server native backup format for backups and restore Integrated Virtual Database

Version 8.3

  • IDERA Dashboard 3.0
  • Supports Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  • New installer
  • Copying policies from the Policy tab
  • Perform striped backups to tape devices using Tivoli Storage Manager

Version 8.2

  • Improved policies in the web console
  • Supports Amazon S3 in the web console
  • Enhanced options in the Alerts section of the web console
  • Improved Instances tab in the web console
  • Improved SQL Safe Agents tab in the web console
  • Improved General Preferences section in the web console
  • Save filtered views in tabs of the web console

Version 8.0

  • Web console application
  • Integration with IDERA Dashboard
  • User level permissions

Version 7.4

  • Supports SQL Server 2014
  • Supports SQL Server Express
  • Schedule policies with backup agent
  • Centralized license management in management service
  • New upgrade installer
  • Supports Always On Availability Groups

Version 7.2.1

  • Improved backup performance

Version 7.2

  • Specify mirror backup locations for log shipping policies

Version 7.1

  • Enhanced log shipping policy features
  • Enhanced restore wizard features
  • Enhanced cluster support
  • Supports SQL Server 2012

Version 7.0.2

There are no new features for this product version release.

Version 7.0.1

There are no new features for this product version release.

Version 7.0

  • Access databases quickly during a restore
  • Automatically run a full backup prior to a differential or log backup

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