sql server backup

Iperius Backup is a complete backup software for SQL Server. It’s very easy to use but also very flexible and powerful. Iperius is able to backup SQL Server databases “on the fly”, without interrupting any service.

Iperius Backup is compatible with all SQL Server editions: 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, SQL Server 2016, SQL Server 2017, and SQL Express (and also with SQL Server vNext on Linux).

Iperius can back up unlimited servers and databases with a single license, regardless of whether the database server is on the local machine, in the local network or remote. Iperius can make SQL Server backups from any Windows system in the network, without the need for any requirement. Also, it can automatically back up your databases to any destination, local (NAS, tape, etc …) and online (Cloud, Dropbox, Amazon S3, Google Drive, FTP).

Finally, with Iperius you can also make the backup of transaction logs and truncate them.

From the program main window, create a new backup job:

Add a new SQL Server backup item, clicking the dedicated button (circled in red in the image below):

First you’ve to create an account to connect to the database server. To do that, you need the server address, username and password. You can immediately test the connection using the dedicated button.

If your database server is on a port different than the default one, append the port number with a comma at the end of the server address (e.g.,,3650)

Once you created the account, you can select it in the backup configuration window. You can now configure the other options: you can choose if automatically backup all databases on the server, select a single database (remember you can also create separated items for each database, simply repeating this procedure), or specify multiple database names separating them by commas.

The following option allows you to specify the destination folder or choose if create the backup files in the SQL Server default folder. For local servers, you can also use special variables to customize the folder name, for example creating a folder using the week day name. For remote servers, if you don’t know the exact path on the remote file system, it’s recommended to use the default folder.

The next group of options allows to configure several backup parameters: the native compression (backup files can be created on disk already compressed), the backup integrity verification, and the possibility to give a customized name to backup files, also using special variables. Finally, Iperius can automatically compress backup files into zip archives, and protect them using the AES 256 bit encryption, more Iperius supports the backup of the transaction log.

The option “Copy backup files in the job destinations” allows to automatically make a further copy of backup files to the destinations configured in the backup job. This copy can be made to all the destination types allowed by Iperius, such as FTP servers, NAS devices, RDX drives, LTO tape drives, cloud spaces (Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive), computers in the network, external USB drives, etc. All these destinations can be added (even together, without any limitation) in the next panel:


If instead you don’t want to copy the backups files to further destinations, you can leave the “Destinations” list empty, since the primary destination is already included in the SQL Server backup item.


In the next panels, you can set up a detailed scheduling, to run the backup automatically at specific days and times, and the email notifications, to be always informed about the correct result of backup procedures. You can find more details in the following tutorials:


In the final panel, choose the backup job name and click OK to save it.


Once the backup job is saved, you can immediately run it by right-clicking on it.


SQL Server backup is available starting from the Advanced DB edition, that, at only €146 (perpetual license), allows to back up all the most popular databases: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL. With a single license you can back up unlimited databases without any restriction. If you’re searching the most affordable, simple and feature-rich solution for database backup, Iperius is undoubtedly the best choice.

Click here to buy Iperius Backup Advanced DB.



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  1. Vladimir Moreno

    I’m trying to understand how it works this tool to resell it. But i cant’ make it work.
    I’m registered already with you.
    There is an error when its trying to make a remote backup of a sql server express 2005

    The access to the server is good and i dont understad what parameter has not been defined yet.
    Thanks for the help
    Vladimir Moreno

    Inicio de copia de seguridad: 20/03/2016 09:54:57 p.m.
    Finalización de la copia de seguridad: 20/03/2016 09:55:09 p.m. (0 Horas, 0 Minutos, 12 Segundos)
    Tamaño de los datos copiados: 0
    Número de archivos procesados: 0
    Tipo de ejecución: Manual
    Equipo/cuenta: SERVIDOR-PC / servidor
    Versión de Windows: 7 Ult. (64-bit) SP1 (B.7601)

    Inicio de copia de seguridad: 20/03/2016 09:54:57 p.m.

    Inicio de la copia de seguridad de SQL Server

    Server: SERVER,1433\SQLEXPRESS – SQL Server 2005 Express Ed. RTM (9.00.1399.06)

    Base de datos: C:\MyBusinessDatabase\AdminNeumaticos.mdf
    Error: Objeto Parameter mal definido. Se proporcionó información incompleta o incoherente (20/03/2016 09:55:09 p.m.)

    0 Archivos procesados – 0 errores

    Fin de la copia de seguridad de SQL Server

    Inicio de copia de seguridad en disco – C:\TOLUCA

    Copia normal en el destino: C:\TOLUCA\SQL SERVER\

    Error: No se han especificado archivos o carpetas de los que efectuar la copia en este destino (20/03/2016 09:55:09 p.m.)

    Error: Copia normal realizada con errores (20/03/2016 09:55:09 p.m.)

    0 Archivos procesados – 0 errores

    Fin de la copia de seguridad en disco

    Finalización de la copia de seguridad: 20/03/2016 09:55:09 p.m.

    1. Iperius Backup Team Article Author


      this can be a bug of the RTM edition of SQL Server, or a problem in the database name. Anyway, our support service is now analyzing your issue (support will continue by mail).

  2. Luigi

    Configuring a SQL DB backup to a Cloud Account as a result I have 2 copies: one locally on the DB server, one on the Cloud Account. To reduce the disk space needed on the local DB server, is it possible to remove the local backup copy once tranferred to the Cloud account?

    Thank you

    1. Iperius Team


      currently Iperius Backup has not an option that will delete the DB files in the local path after they are sent to Cloud.
      However you can run a script to be executed after the backup that delete the DB files in the local path, you can configure it inside the Job, in the tab “Other processes”.

      For more technical support, please open a ticket on https://support.iperius.net

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