ApexSQL Backup 2018 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Backup 2018 has been released

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:


  • High DPI and 4K resolution support
  • Applied concepts of Visual Language Dictionary for Visual Studio for iconography, imagery, colors, menus, fonts, formatting and other GUI elements
  • Added activity filtering by job status, event type, event time, event details
  • Added activity exporting to PDF, HTML and XML formats
  • Additional exporting options for Statistics
  • Added alerts for all supported jobs
  • Added intelligent old backup cleanup
  • Added duration estimates for running jobs


  • The application now requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1
  • New light, blue and dark themes are now available

Improved quality:

  • 15 bugs and known issues fixed

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Release notes

January 5, 2018