How we fell for an affiliate scam

We were scammed out of few thousand dollars last month by a fake “affiliate”. Here’s how.

Summary

Like many other sites, we have an affiliate program that  offers 20% commission on any purchases done by customer’s referred by the affiliate. One fake “affiliate” have used stolen credit cards to buy our SQL Server backup software and we have sent real money to him as a commission. Continue reading How we fell for an affiliate scam

How to send SQL Backup confirmations through my GMail, Hotmail or Yahoo account

If you have an active subscription, then by default your mail server is set to Automatic (it is actually sent through our servers) and you don’t need to configure anything.  But if you use a free version of SQLBackupAndFTP or your subscription has expired or you just want to configure your own mail servers – below are the instructions on how to do so. Continue reading How to send SQL Backup confirmations through my GMail, Hotmail or Yahoo account

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