There are some tools out there for managing SQL Server backups, but most of them are paid alternatives. Even though these tools offer many features, sometimes we just need to have a look at all the backups that have been taken on one or more instances, and that’s the reason why I created Backup Explorer. This tool queries and consolidates the backup history of one or more servers and allows results to be exported to Excel.
I’m now sharing it for free, so anyone can download it and use it at no cost.
If you wish to see some feature added to it, feel free to drop a line and I’ll do my best to take it into account 🙂
Where to download it?
You can get it HERE (ZIP file)
How to install it?
No installation required. Just download and unzip wherever you want.
How to set it up
Simply edit the Connections.xml file and add as many connection strings as you want. You can visit www.connectionstrings.com if you need help building your connections.
How to run it?
Just run the EXE file, and the application will launch