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NetVault Plug-in for SQL Server 12.2 - Release Notes

Quest® NetVault® Backup Plug-in  for SQL Server 12.2, Revision 1

Quest® NetVault® Backup Plug‑in  for SQL Server 12.2, Revision 1
These release notes provide information about the Quest® NetVault® Backup Plug‑in  for SQL Server release.

About this release

Quest NetVault Backup (NetVault Backup) Plug‑in for SQL Server (Plug‑in for SQL Server) 12.2 is a minor release, with enhanced features and functionality. For complete product documentation, visit

New features

New feature in Plug‑in for SQL Server 12.2: Added support for Online Virtual Device Interface (VDI) backups with SQL Server 2017 for Linux. This feature supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.3 and RHEL 7.4, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP2 and SP3, and Ubuntu 16.04. It works with the Full Database, Differential Database, Copy-Only, Incremental Transaction Log, and Tail-Log Backup Types. (DNPSS-1002)


Added a Do Not Backup Read-Only Databases option for backup jobs that lets you exclude read-only databases from a backup job. This option does not apply to Copy-Only backups.


Added support for using the Use multiple snapshots to limit demands on system resources option with hardware-based, integrated VSS snapshots for the Dell Compellent product line. If you use this option with the Retain Snapshot as Persistent option, backups are always sent to storage and they are not retained as persistent snapshots.


Added support for AlwaysOn Availability Groups with hardware-based, integrated VSS snapshots for the Dell Compellent product line.


Added support for SQL Server 2019 with Windows Server 2016 or later.


Added support for Windows Server 2019 with SQL Server 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019.


Added support for specifying an ODBC Driver in the SQL Server ODBC Driver field for a Windows environment.


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