The Microsoft application agent is a backup and recovery agent that is built for Microsoft applications.
The Microsoft application agent integrates with the Microsoft SQL Virtual Device Interface (VDI) to enable application owners to protect the Microsoft SQL database. The Microsoft application agent provides a user interface (Microsoft application agent for Application Direct) that enables the Microsoft SQL database administrator to perform backup and restore operation of the SQL database through the SSMS Plug-in. The plug-in is like the SQL native backup and restore user interface. The Microsoft SQL database administrator can use the Microsoft application agent for Application Direct to back up and restore the Microsoft SQL database.
With Data Manager, the Microsoft application agent supports multiple tools to perform manual backups. The Microsoft SQL database administrator can configure and perform SQL databases backup using the following tools: