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ApexSQL Restore release notes

Release:

2017.01.1180

Date:

May 17, 2017

Enhancements:

  • Support for SQL Server 2017 CTP 2

Fixes:

  • The “There is insufficient free space on disk…” error is encountered when a specific compressed backup file larger than 2 gigabytes is restored
  • Reading backup files suffers a 20 seconds stall on Windows 10 Creators update when the restored backup file includes transaction log backups

Release:

2016.01.1166

Date:

July 11, 2016

Enhancements:

  • SQL Server 2016 support
  • Users can now choose between 3 themes: white, colorful or dark

Fixes:

  • The 'There is insufficient free space on disk volume' error is encountered when restoring large database if its original size is greater than available space on the disk
  • The 'SQL Server indicated a logical consistency-based I/O error: incorrect pageid' error is encountered when querying specific restored database
  • Application cannot attach the database on SQL Server where Windows authentication is disabled
  • Network servers can be browsed and selected even though restore to remote server is not supported

Release:

2014.02.1124

Date:

August 12, 2014

Enhancements:

  • The application now supports restoring to a point in time
  • The application now displays restore progress

Fixes:

  • The "The path has invalid attributes" error is encountered when trying to restore a SQL Server 2005 database with Full Text Search
  • The "There is insufficient free space on disk volume" error is encountered when restoring a database which original size is greater than the available disk space
  • The "Unknown file type (1): 6" error is encountered when restoring a specific database
  • The "Remove server from the list" option does not work in the Server drop-down list in the "Restore a backup" dialog
  • All backups in the "Restore a backup" dialog are deselected when a backup is removed from the list
  • The "Unexpected error - Filter driver is not working correctly" and "Sequence contains no elements" errors are encountered and the application stops working when a transaction log backup and database backup for different databases are added

Known issues:

  • The "History" list for detached databases is lost when the application is updated to the new version
  • The automatic update does not work, the application must be updated manually

Release:

2014.01.1118

Date:

June 5, 2014

Enhancements:

  • The application now fully supports SQL Server 2014
  • The application now supports restore from network paths

Fixes:

  • The "Unknown file type (1): 6" error is encountered when restoring a database backup of a database that contains index files
  • The "ApexSql.Common.ActivationBroker had stopped working" error is encountered when starting the application with the Windows DEP feature turned on, or after the Hardware ID had changed
  • The "Could not continue scan with NOLOCK due to data movement" error is encountered when attaching a new backup taken from a database with multiple data files
  • The "Value Dispose() cannot be called while doing CreateHandle()." error is encountered when restoring a specific backup
  • The "ApexSql.Restore.IncorrectRestoreParametersException" error is encountered in case an incorrect backup set parameter value is specified in CLI command
  • Database restore fails in case the hard disk's root is selected as the restore path
  • The "The operating system returned the error '1117(The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.)'" error is encountered when trying to attach a specific database
  • The Windows warning dialog "Unknown publisher" pops up when trying to activate the application using the online method
  • Attached virtual database is not accessible in SQL Server Management Studio after the system is restarted in specific cases
  • Added backup file is not automatically checked in the "Restore backup source" step of the application wizard
  • The "Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation." error is encountered when starting the application on a specific system
  • The "Disk space saved" statistic and shown details are contradictory

Changes:

  • New user interface that follows Metro UI style
  • Windows XP is no longer supported

Known issues:

  • The "History" list of detached databases is lost when the application is updated to the new version

Release:

2012.01.1078

Date:

December 31, 2012

Features:

  • Virtually restores both native and natively compressed SQL backup sets as a fully functional SQL Server databases for the fraction of the time and space need for a native restore
  • Supports attaching full, differential and transaction log backups
  • Provides access to the data and objects stored in the backup via SSMS, Visual Studio or any third party application
  • Allows reading and modifying the objects and data stored in backups access without altering the attached files themselves
  • Allows mounting backup sets to a specific point in time
  • Supports backups encrypted by TDE
  • Supports FILESTREAM
  • Supports virtual restores of backups made on SQL Server 2000 and later to SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2012

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