When you encounter an issue with SQLBackupAndFTP, to understand the problem better our support team may ask you to send us the log file. This post explains how to enable the log and send it to us. More…
Posts by Alexander Omelchenko:
This step-by-step guide helps a user having a Microsoft Azure account to create Microsoft Azure SQL Server on Linux (Ubuntu) (free license) and to use the SQL server on Ubuntu with SSH terminal. More…
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 backup large SQL Server databases with the help of SQLBackupAndFTP then we want to give you some useful recommendations that may speed up the backup process. More…
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. More…
Being a managed cloud database Azure SQL Database provides built-in functionality for automatic database backups. It allows you to restore your database to any point in the past and those backups are kept in a reliable geo-redundant storage. So why do we need other tools like SqlBackupAndFtp to backup of Azure SQL Database? This can be the case when you need to get a copy of your database locally, outside Azure infrastructure. In this post, you can find a step-by-step guide on how to backup Microsoft Azure SQL Database with the help of SQLBackupAndFTP.
Have you seen our brand-new version 11 of SqlBackupAndFtp? If yes, then you have also noticed that its looks and feels very different from its predecessor (compare features in the new & old versions). That’s right – this release is built from scratch based on our eight-year-experience creating SQL Server backup software and close to 1,000,000 installations of the previous versions.
If you have used the old version, this post will help you to quickly grasp the main points that make the new version better. If you are new to SqlBackupAndFtp, you can read this as a quick introduction. More…
- How to Backup SQL Database Automatically
- How to Backup SQL Server 2016
- How to backup multiple servers
- How to specify backup’s lifetime
- How to remove old backups
- How to lower the priority of 7-zip process
- How to Backup SQL Server to FTP Server
- How to backup to UNC Path
- How to backup a SQL Server database to NAS drive
- How to Backup SQL Server to Local or Network Folder
- How to Backup SQL Server to Azure Storage
- How to Backup SQL Server to Amazon S3
- How to Backup SQL Server to OneDrive
- How to Backup SQL Server to Dropbox
- How to Backup SQL Server to Google Drive
- How to save SQL Server backups to Azure
Security & Reliability
- How to get SQL Server backup Email Notification
- How to verify backup files after backup
- How to perform SQL Server maintenance
- How to encrypt SQL server backups
Choosing a database backup strategy is crucial because it determines how data in your SQL Server database is protected. You can read more about database backup strategies, but here we are going to present you some statistics on how SQLBackupAndFTP users backup their databases. The numbers are based on a sample of about a thousand users. More…