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StandbyMP vs Availability Groups and Log Shipping

StandbyMP is the smart and automated alternative to Always On Availability Groups and Log Shipping. Delivering Gold Standard Disaster Recovery for on-premise and cloud environments.

The smart and automated way to manage Disaster Recovery for SQL Server

Go beyond Availability Groups and log shipping with StandbyMP - the Gold Standard for Disaster Recovery. Meet your RTO/RPO requirements with a continuously verified standby database that is always available and ready to take over at the moment you need it.

  • Remove complexity and risk by managing your Disaster Recovery from one central console. 

  • Speed up with multi database actions, guided workflows, and one-click actions.

  • Simplify with intelligent standby creation, automated failover, and user replication.

  • Do more with zero-data-loss planned switchovers, read-only access and more.

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Reliable, dependable Disaster Recovery doesn't have to be difficult. Implementing and managing Basic SQL Server Availability Groups or Log Shipping on SQL Server Standard Edition have many known limitations and are difficult to troubleshoot; this is where Standby Multiplatform steps in. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • The challenges of Log Shipping and Availability Groups.

  • The key differences between StandbyMP, Log Shipping and Availability Groups.

  • How StandbyMP is different and the extra functionality it offers.

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StandbyMP Vs AGs & Log Shipping


Dbvisit StandbyMP goes beyond the Disaster Recovery (DR) functionality bundled with Microsoft SQL Server, enabling you to achieve fast, resilient and automated Disaster Recovery no matter your license type, number of databases, or experience.
 
View the feature comparison table to see the key differences between StandbyMP and AOAGs.

 

Availability Groups

Log Shipping

Availability Groups

Log Shipping

vs Availability Groups

Meet your RTO/RPO requirements with a continuously verified standby database that is always available and ready to take over the moment you need it.

  • Easy and affordable to implement with wide SQL Server version support and no set up clustering.
  • Speed up with multi-database actions, guided workflows, and one-click actions.
  • Simplify with intelligent standby creation, automated failover, and user replication.
  • Do more with zero-data-loss planned switchovers, read-only access and more.
  • Improve resilience with multi standby databases and one-click issue resolutions. 
  • Remove complexity and risk by managing your DR from an intuitive central console. 

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Availability Groups

vs Log Shipping

Log shipping is challenging to maintain and troubleshoot. Retain the resiliency of log shipping while achieving a step change in automation and ease of use.

  • Improve creation speed and efficiency: Create all of your standby databases across multiple instances with just a few clicks.
  • Improved functionality: Built-in pre-checks detect issues prior to creation not after, saving time and your patience! 
  • Automate Maintenance Tasks: Disaster Recovery must assist in maintenance, patching, and DR testing.
  • Automate Failover: Fully-featured Observer that can automate failover and run specific scripts after failover.
  • Enhanced Usability: Streamlined and repeatable, ensuring that, regardless of the original author, any member of the team can initiate a failover as required.

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Log Shipping

Why you need StandbyMP for SQL Server


Implement Disaster Recovery without changing your setup

Unlike Availability Groups that have prerequisites such as windows failover clustering, StandbyMP has no additional requirements, has wide SQL Server support, and can be quickly implemented.

Create resilient cloud environments

Clouds are not immune to downtime.  Add protection against data corruption and in-region failures by configuring standby servers in secondary region(s) or clouds(s).


All easily managed with StandbyMP. 

Ensure resiliency with remote standby environments

Overcome the reduced functionality and usability of asynchronous AGs and Log Shipping.

StandbyMP's physical replication technology, compression, and high network resiliency make it perfect for creating resilient offsite standbys. 

Ease of operation

Working with AGs and Log Shipping can be a challenge.  StandbyMP's  intuitive GUI, guided workflows, and one-click actions make DR quick and easy.

 

Automate to reduce risk

StandbyMP's architecture delivers, multi-standby management, automated failovers, and one-click Graceful switchovers and rollbacks.

 

Not only respond to disasters quicker with less data loss, but also improve testing and patching practices.

Easily respond to the unexpected

As database Disaster Recovery experts for over 15 years, there isn't much we haven't seen, and we know what works and what's needed. So you can deal with the unexpected when it happens, we have built unique functionality:

 

Video comparison: AOAGs vs StandbyMP

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Enterprise-class Disaster Recovery for Oracle SE and Microsoft SQL Server that prioritizes database integrity, disaster resiliency, recovery speed, and ease of use. All from a single common user interface.

Available on-premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid.

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