ApexSQL Backup 2016 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Backup 2016 has been released

Type: Major feature, major fix release

About ApexSQL Backup: ApexSQL Backup is a tool that enables management and automation of backup jobs while preserving the backup chain for easy point-in-time restoration (database rollback). In addition, it offers automation of backup, restore, and log shipping jobs, stores details of all backup activities and enables easy cross server backup management and maintenance. ApexSQL Backup offers instant backup creation, as well as instant backup restoration, and backup security is enhanced by automatically performing backup verification. All captured metric values and backup activities are automatically stored in a central database repository – a single SQL Server database which provides easy maintenance.

For more information, visit the  ApexSQL Backup product page.

About this release:


  • Schedule and execute index rebuild jobs
  • Schedule and execute index reorganize jobs
  • Schedule and execute database shrink jobs
  • Schedule and execute custom T-SQL syntax scripts
  • Restore files and filegroups per user selected filegroups against specific database instances and recovery state model
  • Automatic cleanup of the database backup files after the backup job is executed
  • SQL Server 2016 CTP3 support
  • System database backup support


  • 72 bugs and known issues fixed


  • Application is renamed to ApexSQL Backup
  • The main ribbon bar is optimized and improved
  • Additional filters were added in order to improve monitoring usability against scheduled jobs
    • Backup job filter
    • Restore job filter
    • Log shipping filter
    • Cleanup job filter
    • Reorganize job filter
    • Rebuild index
    • Shrink database
    • Execute T-SQL
  • Additional indicators were added to the history grid according to different backup types
  • Backup wizard is optimized with additional information about regarding database recovery model
  • Restore from point in time wizard is optimized in order to improve usability issues
  • Send email notifications for job failures and success were optimized in order to improve usability issues
  • Default connection (NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) is removed

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Release notes


December 30, 2015