MS SQL Backup and Replication tool

which is the best backup and replication tool for ms sql 2012 R2 with zero downtime but in a cost effective manner.
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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
backup and replication does not cause down time

what are you really looking for ?

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shamnadAuthor Commented:
i knew it and that is why need your recommendation to buy a good tool to do that job,
Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
what tool are you looking for ?
one which causes downtime or something else ?
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shamnadAuthor Commented:
best replication tool for ms sql
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
If you have SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition, you can use AlwaysOn feature. It's the only native solution for SQL Server that doesn't provoke any downtime.
shamnadAuthor Commented:
any good commerical product you can recommend.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
I guess SQL Server is a commercial product.
If you're asking for a 3rd party product, I don't use any. I'm working with SQL Server for 20 years already and I never needed a 3rd party tool but I know people that like to use 3rd party tools. Hopefully someone that know about those tools can help you.
Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
There are no good answers given for replication yet.

To address replication, what do you need ?
Transaction based replication ? Full database replication ?
Is it a DRC solution ?

you can find more info here about replication:

a DRC solution is a solution that comes online (manual or automatic) when the primary database fails
this can be done in multiple ways
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