How does Comet backup large Microsoft SQL databases with no spooling?+
Comet uses VDI to create a virtual disk device within the Microsoft SQL Server itself, and then performs a regular T-SQL BACKUP statement into the virtual disk device. All writes to this device are transparently redirected into Comet’s chunking engine. This allows Comet to read data in Microsoft SQL Server’s native backup format without requiring any temporary space on the local PC.
Where can I backup my Microsoft SQL data to?+
Comet supports many storage destinations including Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Wasabi, Backblaze B2, or you can bring your own hard drives or FTP/SFTP server.
Can I set my own schedules for Microsoft SQL backups?+
Yes, Comet allows customizable backup scheduling. We also have 9 customizable retention range policies to choose from and customizable email reporting.
Can I run multiple backups on the same machine at the same time?+
Yes, you can run multiple backups on the same machine at the same time.
How does the pricing for the Microsoft SQL booster work?+
Files & Folders backup is Comet's base offering. After adding your protected devices, you can choose additional boosters, such as Microsoft SQL. The cost of protecting a single device with one Microsoft SQL backup is $2 for Files & Folder backup + $1 for the Microsoft SQL booster = $3/device per month (in USD]. Calculate your monthly usage with our Backup Cost Calculator.