Web Log – see backup history on the web

SqlBackupAndFTP is a desktop application that is installed on SQL server computers. If you open the app on the computer where it is installed, you can see the history of database backups on that computer:

However, if you need to check the backup history remotely – it is easier to see it on the web at sqlbackupandftp.com/weblog

This is especially useful if you have multiple SQLBackupAndFTP installations. Then instead of checking each computer separately, you can see the backup history for every SQL server computer on a single weblog page.

How to make web log work?

Make sure that in the SqlBackupAndFTP app in the “Backup Options” section the option “Send log to see backup history on the web” in set (default ON)

Note that web log is part of the Updates, Web Log & Support subscription, so you need to have one of the paid editions and an active subscription.

Then just go to sqlbackupandftp.com/weblog (you need to be logged in) to see the backup history.

Can I edit my backup jobs from the web?

Not in SqlBackupAndFTP. Web log gives you a read-only log of your backups.

To edit SQL backup jobs from the web you can use our web-based backup service SqlBak (this is independent from SQLBackupAndFTP). Not only it allows you to see the backup history, but also configure all of the jobs on the web and monitor SQL server performance.

How to run SqlBackupAndFtp v11 from a command line

SqlBackupAndFtp runs database backups automatically and most of the users schedule it via windows interface/GUI. But you can also start a backup job manually via a command line interface. One of the examples when you may need it is a complex scheduling scenario when the options provided in the program interface are not enough. In this case you may build more complicated schedule with Windows Schedule. Continue reading How to run SqlBackupAndFtp v11 from a command line

Dropbox has stopped the support of API v1

If you use the old versions of SQLBackupAndFTP v 10 or lower and send backups to Dropbox, then starting from June 28, 2017 (update: Dropbox have extended the API v1 cutoff date until September 28th, 2017), you will see with the following error message:

"Sorry, Dropbox has stopped the support of API v1. Please upgrade to the latest version of the application to work with the new Dropbox API."

The reason is that on that date Dropbox has turned off API v1 and older versions of SQLBackupAndFTP can not work with the latest Dropbox API. As a result there is no way to send backups to Dropbox using SQLBackupAndFTP v10 or lower.

If you plan to continue sending backups to Dropbox, please upgrade your license to the latest version of SQLBackupAndFTP v11 that supports all of the latest APIs.

SqlBackupAndFTP v11 is live

After several years of development the completely reworked v11 is now live. If you have used the previous version – start by reading:
SqlBackupAndFtp v11 – What’s New?

As before, you have several editions including free, but there are a few differences. See:
How SqlBackupAndFtp 11 differs from the previous versions?

For upgrade options from the previous version  see:
How to migrate to SqlBackupAndFtp 11 from the previous versions

Also see:

Why do I Need the “Updates, Web Log & Support” subscription?
Web Log – see backup history on the web
How Tos – SqlBackupAndFtp

If you need help – go to Support Forum

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 installation 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. Continue reading How to migrate to SQLBackupAndFTP 11 from the previous versions