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Free SQL Server backup software that uploads SQL database backups to FTP, online to Amazon S3, Dropbox and Google Drive cloud. For SQL Server (Express) 2005, 2008 and 2012.

SQL Backup And FTP

creates MS SQL Server & Azure database backups,

Zips, Encrypts and sends backups to a folder, FTP, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, MS OneDrive, Amazon S3 or Windows Azure Storage.

Runs on a flexible Schedule, sends e-mail confirmations on job success or failure

Makes full, differential or transaction log backups, runs custom scripts, backs up file folders, allows viewing of the results on the web and more.

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SQL Backup And FTP has free and paid editions Compare prices & features

What can SQL Backup And FTP do?

SQL Backup And FTP is MS SQL Server backup software that runs scheduled backups (full, differential or transaction log) of SQL Server or SQL Server Express databases (any version), runs file/folder backup, zips and encrypts the backups, stores them on a network or on an FTP server or in the cloud (Amazon S3 and others we're constantly adding more), removes old backups, and sends an e-mail confirmation on the job's success or failure. It can also backup remote/hosted databases using script backup.

What's unique about SQL Backup FTP software?

  • Simple: SQLBackupFTP is unique in its simplicity - the whole "set it and forget it" job can be mastered in a single form with no tabs in a minute or two.
  • All-in-one: The whole backup - zip - ftp - confirm process is integrated as 1-2-3 (4)
  • Inexpensive or free: Comparable functionality is found in programs starting from $200. With SQLBackupAndFTP you can use a free version (if you need to schedule one or two databases), or upgrade to a Standard version for $79 $59 to get unlimited SQL Server database backups. Professional version has added AES encryption and FTP options for $99 $69
  • Reliable: Created by a US based software company with years in .NET and SQL Server experience

How is SQLBackupAndFTP used?

SQLBackupFTP is ideal for any SQL Server database from which backups have to be sent daily to a remote FTP server. It is especially useful for SQL Server Express 2005 and SQL Server Express 2008, since they don't have built-in in tools for backup, but it can be used in any SQL Server Version.

  • Local Instances when SQLBackupAndFTP is installed on the server (Backups are done using BACKUP DATABASE command)
  • If you use shared hosting and can connect to your SQL server using SQL Management Studio (SQLBackupAndFTP generates script (T-SQL) files to restore database)

When it should not be used

SQLBackupAndFTP is made to be simple. While for majority if users this is a huge advantage, some specific configurations are not handled. You should not use SQLBackupAndFTP if:

  • If you use shared hosting and can not connect to your SQL server using SQL Management Studio
  • If you want to backup MySQL. For MySQL, use another product - MySQLBackupFTP

Why you shouldn't be reading this

If you've got this far down the page - you've spent too much time reading. In the same amount of time you could have downloaded SQLBackupAndFTP Free (a meager 0.8MB) and tested all of the features yourself - it is a one page application with all of its features immediately clear.

Still have questions? See FAQ for more details

SQL Backup And FTP 's rating is 4.9 out of 5 , based on 11 votes.

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Reviews & Testimonials

"I strongly recommend this tool to all the DBAs"
Pinal Dave,
"If you have developers working on SQL projects using any of Microsoft's Express Editions, SQLBackupAndFTP is the ideal software to use... for any of your SQL backup needs."
Steve Mallard,
"We are very impressed with the simplicity and completeness of SqlBackupAndFTP."
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  • SQL Server 2014 Express
  • SQL Server 2012 Express
  • SQL Server 2008 Express
  • SQL Server 2005 Express
  • SQL Server 2014 - all editions
  • SQL Server 2012 - all editions
  • SQL Server 2008 - all editions
  • SQL Server 2005 - all editions
  • Win2000, WinXP, Win2003, Windows Vista, Win2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Win2012

Upgrade to Standard or Professional version

In SQLBackupAndFTP Free is limited to 2 databases to backup, Lite - to 5, Standard is unlimited. Professional adds AES encryption and advanced FTP options. For other differences, see Compare Features
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