40292: Difference between Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for SQL and Acronis Recovery for MS SQL Server

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Difference between Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for SQL (Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Microsoft SQL Server) and Acronis Recovery for MS SQL Server

Single-pass disk and application backup.

A single-pass backup is an Acronis technology that creates an application-aware disk backup. This backup enables browsing and recovery of the backed-up data, which may be a single file, selected SQL database, selected disk or volume or the entire computer. With single-pass backup, any type of recovery can be performed from just a single backup, using one backup plan, enabling both the disaster recovery and data protection scenarios. 

New Features added to Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for SQL (Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Microsoft SQL Server) compared to Acronis Recovery for MS SQL Server:

  • Full integration in Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for SQL (Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Microsoft SQL Server) platform, including the Management Console
  • Single-pass disk and application backup
  • Backup to Acronis online storage
  • Support of Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Support of clustered SQL deployments
  • Truncation log management for Microsoft SQL Server databases.
  • Accessing backed up databases without restore for data mining, reporting, audit or item extraction

Supported Microsoft SQL Server versions
Agent for SQL (single-pass) supports the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Supported operating systems
Agent for SQL (single-pass) can be installed in the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2003/2003 R2 – the Standard, Enterprise editions (x86, x64)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 – the Standard, Enterprise editions (x86, x64)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Windows 7 – all editions except for the Starter and Home editions (x86, x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 – the Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Foundation editions
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2010/2011
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011
  • Windows 8 – all editions except for the Windows RT editions (x86, x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 – all editions

Planning your upgrade to Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for SQL (Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Microsoft SQL Server)

When compared to Acronis Recovery for MS SQL Server, the new product Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for SQL (Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Microsoft SQL Server) is implemented based on different base technologies. Therefore, when planning an upgrade, a number of issues should be considered.

  • Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for SQL (Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Microsoft SQL Server) utilizes both application and disk level protection. Any additional disk or file level backup would be redundant.
  • Separate SQL Transaction log backup is not available in Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for SQL (Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Microsoft SQL Server). If such backup is required, another solution should be used.
  • Support of Microsoft SQL Server versions prior to 2005 is discontinued in Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for SQL (Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 for Microsoft SQL Server). For the legacy deployments where such support is required, it may be advisable to stay on the old backup solution.

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