Announcing SQL Defrag Manager 3.5 General Availability

by Feb 22, 2018

We are pleased to announce the general availability of SQL Defrag Manager 3.5. Existing users may upgrade to this version through the IDERA Customer Portal. New users may download the trial version from the IDERA website.

IDERA SQL Defrag Manager is a powerful solution that automates and optimizes your SQL Server database defragmentation. SQL Defrag Manager improves server performance and disk I/O by detecting fragmentation hot spots and defragmenting them using the optimal method and schedule.

What's New in SQL Defrag Manager?

  • Support for SQL Server 2017
    SQL Defrag Manager 3.5 includes support for Microsoft SQL Server 2017, the most recent release of Microsoft SQL Server. SQL Server 2017 running on either a Windows or Linux operating systems will be manageable by this release. SQL Server database administrators will be able to continue using SQL Defrag Manager to manage indexes throughout their evolving environment.
  • Product compatibility with TLS 1.2 to support updated security and PCI requirements
    TLS stands for Transport Layer Security and it is the cryptographic protocol that is used when connecting to a server securely. TLS v1.0 is no longer considered secure by industry standards and has gradually been discontinued across various environments. As such, SQL Defrag Manager now supports TLS 1.2, the latest version of TLS.
  • Ability to view a table’s schema
    When creating and/or editing an Automation Policy, users will now be able to view the table’s schema, allowing users to learn more about the table.

  • Added a new option to rediscover server objects
    This addition helps ensure that SQL Defrag Manager has the most recent list of objects on the target instance when running an Automation Policy. This addition will be helpful for environments where the list of objects is frequently changing.

  • Added a user configurable option to specify the max number of activities to display in the Recent Activity pane
    By default, SQL Defrag Manager displays the most recent 1,000 activities in the Recent Activity pane. This user configuration option will allow users to define the number of recent activities to display in the Recent Activity pane.

This release also includes several bug fixes. For a detailed list of bug fixes, please review the release notes at

Known issues with this release are documented at