How to migrate to SQLBackupAndFTP 11 from the previous versions

SQLBackupAndFTP v11 is a culmination of years of work and our SQL backup experience with close to 1 million installations of the earlier versions. It is significantly better than the previous version in every respect (or anything else on the market). Read SQLBackupAndFTP v11 – What’s New? or How SQLBackupAndFTP 11 differs from the previous versions?

If you have used the previous versions of SQLBackupAndFTP we strongly suggest migrating to v 11.

How to migrate old jobs to v 11?

Install the new version without uninstalling the old and all the scheduled backups will be automatically imported and backup jobs continue to run. In addition to that if you want to import some other old backup jobs (.jobx file) – use the Import feature in the menu  Tools > “Import .jobx file”.

If your previous backup jobs send your backups to the following destinations: Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or Box you need to reauthorize the connection. The reason is that an authorization token has a time limit and has to be updated.

Find all your license keys and invoices on the My Account page

If you have paid licenses, sign in to your account with the email you’ve used to purchase the original license. If you have not logged in before or have forgotten your password, go to Forgotten Password Recovery.

Open the My Account page and find your previously purchased license keys, invoices and payments there.

Am I allowed a free upgrade?

If you own a Lifetime license or have purchased the previous version in less than a month prior to the v11 release (basically June 2017) or you have purchased a year of free upgrades within a year before the release – these licenses are converted to v11 automatically. (Basically, you can use the original license keys to activate v11, just install the new version, go to Help > License, and enter your key. )

If you go to the My Account page, under Licenses for such licenses you will see “Download v11” links. If instead, you see the button “Upgrade” next to your older license – you need to go through the upgrade process as described below.

How to upgrade my old licenses to v 11?

If you have purchased SQLBackupAndFTP earlier, you should upgrade your old SQLBackupAndFTP license to v 11.

To upgrade your license go to the My Account page and find your previously purchased license under “Licenses”. Click the “Upgrade” link for that license:

In the opened window select the edition you need and choose the payment method.

After the purchase, copy the license key, open the program, go to Help>License and enter your key