In rare cases, some operations in SQLBackupAndFTP don’t fit standard timeouts and fail. For this reason, in version 12.3.3 we added a possibility to define custom timeout values by creating C:\ProgramData\Pranas.NET\SQLBackupAndFTP\Service\Timeouts.xml with the following contents: More…
If, after installing PostgreSQL, you face “psql not recognized as an internal or external command” error when you try to run psql from command prompt, then most probably all you need to do to solve this problem is to add the Postgres’s bin directory to the PATH system variable (the PATH is a system variable which allows Windows with the help of the Command prompt or the Terminal window find executables).
In this blog post, we’ll share seven simple steps that describe how to add the folder to the Windows 10 PATH variable.
How do you make your PostgreSQL database backups, with the help of pg_dump utility or in any other way? Do you prefer to store your backup in the cloud, like Amazon S3? How much time do you usually spend every day to make your database backup and send them to Amazon S3? It is really very easy to backup PostgreSQL to Amazon S3 with the help of SQLBackupAndFTP. You can create a backup job just in a few minutes. More…
In this blog post, we are going to discuss causes, reasons and the solutions which related to the following error “Unable to Create a PostgreSQL Instance”. Here are the error messages which you can receive:
Invalid PostgreSQL User Name and Password.
Connection to PostgreSQL server failed.
Are you sure that your method to backup PostgreSQL databases is reliable, safe, and convenient? What if you need to backup your database somewhere to the cloud, let’s say to Azure Storage. How much time will you spend every day to complete this scenario? You can do it simply with the help of SQLBackupAndFTP. Below we are going to show you how to create a backup job which will backup PostgreSQL to Azure Storage on a regular basis. More…
PostgreSQL doesn’t provide a built-in job scheduler like MS SQL, MySQL, and Oracle do. So if you need to run recurring tasks (like database backup), you have to use some other external tools like pgAgent, cron or pg_cron (on Linux), and Task Scheduler (on Windows). Let’s look at these options closer.
Postgres provides three fundamentally different approaches for backing up its data:
- SQL dump (or Logical)
- File system-level backup (or Physical)
- Continuous archiving (or Point In Time Recovery)
Let’s discuss these methods one by one but if you prefer GUI tools you can use our free application to create database backups, which is, in essence, a powerful wrapper for pg_dump that creates SQL dumps. More…