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There are no annual renewal or maintenance fees for Database Vault. The license is valid for life. Upgrades are included free for the life of your license, including minor and major upgrade releases.
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Database Vault does not support creating database backups from a remote SQL Server system. This is due to Database Vault using Microsoft’s SMO library to create database backups which requires access to the local file system that the SQL Server instance is running on.
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Version 188.8.131.52 – Released 04.01.2016
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The speed at which Database Vault can generate and complete database backups will depend on many factors including…
- The performance of the system that is generating the backups (CPU, RAM, Drives)
- The size of the database(s) being backed up
- The storage method selected and the performance of the device / network
However, for an example using our SQL Server 2014 test system
- 2500 databases
- Sizes from ~100MB to 10GB
- Backup to an external USB disk
- No ZIP Compression
- Using SQL Server backup compression
- Using 3 backup worker threads
We saw completion times ranging from 25 – 35 minutes to do a full server backup of the 2500 databases.
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Yes, a log is kept of each backup task execution and if configured and enabled, backup task logs are emailed to recipients on success or failure, depending on the configuration. Logs can be manually reviewed by looking in the INSTALLATION_DIR\logs directory for Database Vault.
If enabled, logs can be automatically removed after X number of days.
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One (1) license for Database Vault is valid for use on a single computer only. The license cannot be swapped or moved between computers at will. The license may be moved to a new computer as long as Database Vault has been removed from the previous computer.
In order to move the license to a new computer, please contact our sales department.
Backups of remote MySQL servers (MySQL servers not install on the same machine as Database Vault) is allowed. And you can backup as many remote MySQL servers as you’d like with a single Database Vault installation.
Backups of SQL Server are limited to the SQL Server installed on the same machine due to the requirements of the Microsoft SMO library. To backup more than 1 SQL Server system, a license per machine will be required.
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Purchased licenses for Database Vault are valid for the life of the product.
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Trials are not currently offered, we do offer a 30 day no hassle 100% money back guarantee! If you are not satisfied with the software or it does not meet your needs, simply let us know! If you are having technical issues with Database Vault, please contact our support department and one of our developers will be happy to assist with any issues you may be experiencing!
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Database Vault does not run as a Windows service. Backup tasks are executed using the Windows Task Scheduler using the credentials provided when creating the task. Using the Windows Task Scheduler allows more advanced users to also have fine-grain control over backup task execution.
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SQL Server database backups created by Database Vault can be easily restored using the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. Microsoft has a great guide here https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms177429.aspx that describes the steps to restore the .bak file created by Database Vault.