StoreGrid over the SQL Enterprise Manager. 1. In case of SQL enterprise manager, you have to schedule all the backup jobs manually whereas StoreGrid is an automated backup solution with wide scheduling features taking backups at their exact scheduled times. 2. The backed up data can be compressed and encrypted efficiently using StoreGrid while SQL Enterprise Manager doesn't provide such data compression and encryption features as StoreGrid does. 3. With StoreGrid you can configure multiple database(s) for backup in single schedule and transfer the dumped data to remote backup server where as with Enterprise Manager, you cannot transfer data to remote machine.
StoreGrid allows the flexibility of multiple deployment modes – use it in Intranet P2P Backup Mode, Client-Server backup mode, or for Remote/Online Backups (or any other configuration we don’t know of).
Since it can be deployed in multiple ways, StoreGrid can be used by a variety of users.
It works across various operating systems: Windows® XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 2000/2003 Server, Linux RedHat 8.0 & above, Debian 3.0, Mandrake 10.0 & above, SuSE 9.x & above, Mac OS X 10.x and FreeBSD 5.4 & above.
StoreGrid allows users the flexibility to configure their backups the way they want. Every network is different. You are different. Your data is different. You need different backups for different data/users/networks – StoreGrid recognizes this and except for the source code, allows you to configure almost everything else – the way you want!