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Exploring backups

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SQL Backup Master includes a Database Backup Recovery Explorer tool that allows you to browse the files created by database backup jobs.


To access this tool, click the Explore all database backups toolbar button on the Backup and restore tab in the main window.


Getting Started


To get started with the Database Backup Recovery Explorer, you'll first need to select the database backup job and destination that you want to explore.


The job drop-down box contains a listing of all the database backup jobs you've defined within SQL Backup Master.


Once a job is selected, you can then select an entry from the destination drop down. These entries correlate to the backup destinations you've defined for the selected job.


Database Backup File Listing


After a job and destination are selected, SQL Backup Master will connect to the backup destination and retrieve a listing of backup files.


Once the database backup file listing appears, you can use the Recover or Delete actions to recover or remove backup files, respectively. Choosing the Recover action initiates the database recovery process.


If you'd like to limit the number of database backup files shown, use the start and/or end date fields in the toolbar.


There's also a link (near the bottom of the window) that allows you to delete all database backup files currently shown on-screen.


Navigating Backup Folders


In some cases, folders may also appear along in the database backup file listing. For example, this will be the case if you've chosen to store database backups in their own subfolders.


When folders appear, you can double-click them to navigate into them and list any backup files they contain.