REDGATE SQL Backup for everyone
December 20, 2017

REDGATE SQL Backup for everyone

Michael Jipping | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Redgate SQL Data Compare

Redgate is used by the entire organization to Backup and Recover Microsoft SQL Servers hosted on HyperV and Physical Hosts.

It solved our business need for solid SQL Server Backups, Retention Policies, and De-duplication via Advanced Compression. It also provided a great Centralized Management of the SQL Server Environment. I would highly recommend it.
  • It provided a Great Centralized Management Console. User can go to the Console to manage all of their Redgate Licenses and also configure SQL Server Backups.
  • It does an excellent job at managing the SQL Backup and Compressing the backup file to allow for easy transport to DR Locations.
  • It has great options for SQL Server Backup Jobs including copying to secondary storage locations.
  • Better License Management would be an improvement. Currently no way to manage your licenses without contacting your representative.
  • Possibly better testing of backups would an improvement. Ability to restore files in a Sandbox would be a great feature.
  • It provides a great ROI from the aspect of extremely fast Database Restore capabilities.
  • It maintains a strong data integrity required by the organization for their Data Backups and Operations.
We have used Symantecs Database Agents for Backup Exec and Veeam's Database Backup products. Symantec does not stack up well as compared to Redgate. Veeam is a considerable contender with their SQL Server Explorer. In some scenarios I would prefer to use VEEAM over Redgate, but Redgate is a very stable product that is extremely useful.
Redgate SQL Backup is well suited for use in large and small organizations. It is scalable to needs of a large organization as they expand their footprint. Some of their other products such as the SQL Toolbelt and the Redgate SQL Monitor are also extremely beneficial. Organizations with low bandwidth between interconnects will benefit from the compression feature.

Redgate SQL Data Compare Feature Ratings

Version control tools
Test data generation
Not Rated
Performance optimization tools
Schema maintenance
Database change management
Not Rated
User management
Not Rated
Database security
Not Rated
Database status reporting
Change management
Not Rated