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  1. Used Storage

    It would also be nice to see how much storage space is being used in total, and by database.

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    • Change time zone

      Hi

      I would like to be able to change the time zone in the online portal from UTC to whatever time zone the customer is in.

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      • Backup Organizing feature

        Hi,

        It would be better if can allow to organize the backups such as Sorting backups by type, date and folder organizing such as putting them on separate folders.

        Please let us know if this feature is available.

        Thanks.

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        • Show backup history for databases that have been deleted in the GUI

          If a database has been renamed or deleted, the GUI won't show the backup history for it. It would be nice if it did. It's called an outer join.

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          • New Feature: Set time to automatically close the UI

            I have been informed by technical support that there is a known issue with the UI being left open for an extensed peroid of time. When left open the UI affects the performance of the Server Agent on the database server(s). I my case I have 6 servers.

            My sugestion is to add a field that will automatically close the UI if it is left unattend for an extended peroid of time (example: 1 hour). The end user should get the choice as to what the time peroid is.

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            • It would be nice if there was a 'Reset LogShipping' option

              Due to our network and hiccups and such, I seem to have to reset log shipping quite often. It would be nice if there was a 'Reset LogShipping' option that would just re-run the Log Shipping setup.
              I have become quite proficient at deleting the jobs and running through the setup wizard.
              It was suggested to disable the jobs and do a backup and restore and delete existing log files and then enable the jobs. But honestly it is quicker to just start over.

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              • Filtering mechanism for backup files and organizing files

                Is there a filtering mechanism in the "My backups" page for easy retrieval of backup file?Can it be organized by date/folder?

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                • Hosted Storage

                  Option to Export the table of backups on Hosted Storage to an Excel friendly file format on my PC.

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                  • Get rid of US backup hosted storage

                    If you had non-US servers for storing backups in the cloud we would buy the product. Privacy is key for us.

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                    • Bug -- Copy Only option disappears from jobs with it enabled

                      If I create a backup job in version 7.6.0.26 using the copy only option, it is not checked when I come back and reedit it. It does save the option when checked in the job, but has to potential to have a user unintentionally remove it if not paying attention. Please fix so that it this option is properly parsed when editing a job.

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                      • New Feature: Change UI to allow for multiple user profiles to share the jobs.

                        The current UI (6.+ and now 7.2) does not allow for multiple administrators that use unique server logins. When a second admin tries to view the activity history for a job the administrator already logged into the UI must log out. This impeads the work flow of the other administrator.

                        To get around this our network had to create a common administrator usr account to login to the server. Security has tightened and this is no longer allowed.

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                        • Shift and Right-Click

                          I run SQL Pro with different credentials from the account I log on to my workstation with. Typical of most Windows programs is Shift Right-Click and the context menu that then appears includes "run as a different user."

                          With SQL Backup Pro, this does not work from any shortcuts. I have to go to the executable in Windows Explorer in order to be able to run as a different user. Can you please ensure that this will work from desktop, menu and taskbar shortcut icons?

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                          • Stop generating a warning for SQL 2005 when the FULLIFREQUIRED option is used

                            The FULLIFREQUEIRED option works fine when used with SQL Server 2005 SP4 and above. The bogus warning should not go off when it is successful.

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                              • Fix the SQBConverterGUI bug.

                                The SQBConverterGUI utility that ships with your product still crashes. This can be resolved by copying old files to the SQL Backup programs folder, but this really needs to be fixed in your build.

                                Even in version 7.6 this is still a problem. Please fix this in you next release.

                                Below are some forum threads where Red Gate support acknowledges the problem.

                                http://www.red-gate.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=17447&highlight=converter

                                http://www.red-gate.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=18199&highlight=converter

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                                • Many areas...

                                  - Group Backup sets
                                  - Show total space used
                                  - Group by backup sets

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                                  • Failure of copy to remote backup is only a warning, allowing silent failure

                                    When SQL Backup fails to copy to the secondary (remote) backup location, it fails with a 141 error code. Since the standard check for generated backup looks for anything over 500, it treats this as a warning only and silently fails the job. This becomes a surprise if the remote backup location is your tape drive and you think the backup is working when in reality it is not copying to the remote location.

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                                    • Delete local backup after network copy

                                      I want SQL Backup to immediately delete the local backup after a successful network copy.

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                                      • Automated DB Restore (from Backup) Tool

                                        As part of database backup "testing" I randomly select a few backups and restore them on another server. Not difficult to do but time consuming and repetitive, especially for a multi-server farm. Would like a utility to automate this process.

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                                        • Enable a retention policy

                                          Add a 'days to keep in cloud' option to the SQL Backup Pro GUI

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