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Updated version 1.2

The 20110729 release includes a bugfix related to differential backups of large databases.

Posted by Clay Lenhart 2011-07-30

SQL Server Compressed Backup v1.2 Released

I've just released version 1.2-20091123 of SQL Server Compressed Backup which can be downloaded here.
SQL Server Compressed Backup will back up SQL Server databases using either gzip, zip or bzip2 compression.
The new features are:
* Fixed the encoding problem by removing “\s”, “\p” and “\\” since they are commonly used in file paths and replacing them with “;;” to mean “;”. Looking at the command line options, it is only necessary to encode the semicolon, so “;;” is the only encoding the command line does.
* Added a feature I’ve personally wanted: progress updates and an estimated time until completion. It is more verbose at the beginning (every few seconds), then slows down. After an hour of backing up, updates are only once every 24 minutes.
* Worked on the BlockSize and BufferCount request by adding the BufferCount and MaxTransferSize options.

Posted by Clay Lenhart 2009-11-23

Default Download File Changed

The default file was inadvertantly set to the very first beta release. If you tried it recently, please give version 1.1 a try.

"msbp.exe version" will report the version you are running. If you have version 0.9.x, please download the latest release.

Posted by Clay Lenhart 2009-08-27

New release of MSSQL Compressed Backup 1.1!

MSSQL Compressed Backup backs up SQL Server databases to a compressed file using a flexible plugin architecture.
This release targets SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 with multithreaded compression.

Posted by Clay Lenhart 2009-03-12

MSSQL Compressed Backup 1.1 beta released

This project backups up SQL Server databases to a compressed file using a flexible plugin architecture.
This release targets SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008, and now allows for multithreaded compression.
Future plans include an encryption plugin, and an Amazon S3 storage plugin for offsite backup.

Posted by Clay Lenhart 2008-12-02

MSSQL Compressed Backup 1.0!

MSSQL Compressed Backup 1.0 has been released. MSSQL Compressed Backup is a command line utility for backing up and restoring databases in a compressed format such as zip, bzip2 and gzip.

Posted by Clay Lenhart 2008-08-24