ApexSQL Backup 2016 R2 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Backup 2016 R2 has been released

Type: Medium feature, medium 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.

For more information, visit the ApexSQL Backup product page.

About this release:


  • SQL Server 2016 support
  • Users can now choose between 3 themes: white, colorful or dark
  • Wizards are changed and optimized
  • Multiple backup templates can be deployed at once
  • Point in time restore is improved and simplified
  • More complex filters and grouping are now supported by Activities, Schedules and History grids
  • Multiple schedules can be run at once
  • Multiple schedules can be deleted at once
  • Supported jobs enable\disable
  • Added network resilience
  • Backup to Azure is now supported
  • Run a script after a restore
  • Implemented ApexSQL Backup Agent Updater


  • 16 bugs and known issues fixed

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Release notes

July 5, 2016