Sometimes it helps to have simple access to detailed information about your latest backups. This is why a backup report always comes in handy when you need to know when was the last time your database or a specific database was backed up and what was the last type of backup that was taken. In order to help you with this we’ve composed a small script which you can easily run to find out important information.
It’s important to have flexibility and not sacrifice security when backing up your databases. For this reason, some DBAs will prefer to backup to UNC paths on their local network. This will keep the backups in a closed environment with access only to those users inside the network which are authorized. In this article we will show you how to backup to UNC paths in the simplest way possible, by using SQLBackupAndFTP, instead of using complex and confusing T-SQL and complex maintenance plans.
This article is an easy step by step tutorial and it will explain how to easily backup multiple servers and the databases that you want, while using SQLBackupAndFTP.
“Cannot perform a differential backup for database, because a current database backup does not exist” is not a common error, which is why you might have a hard time finding a solution or an answer to it. This is why we have written an article to explain why this is happening and how to resolve this problem. Click to find out more details! Continue reading Cannot perform a differential backup because current backup does not exist
One of the most important operations and tasks that need to be performed on a database is the backup process. In this sense, you can prompt to backup a SQL Server database from the command line using SQLBackupAndFTP with some additional parameters, which are also passed in the command terminal. Continue reading Backup SQL Server Database from command line
Backing up your database is one of the most important tasks a DBA should have set. There are multiple options in terms of backing up a database, for instance you could backup a SQL Server database to NAS drives. If you prefer this option or if your organization requires you that you backup your databases on your local network then you can count on SQLBackupAndFTP to assist you with this and make the job much easier! Continue reading How to backup a SQL Server database to NAS drive
One of the most often made assumptions is that if you have made a backup of your database, your data is safe. Unfortunately, this is not true, and I’ll explain why, but don’t forget to verify SQL Server backup files after backup! SQLBackupAndFTP allows you to do this, in order to be absolutely sure that indeed, your data is safe!
SQL Server maintenance is just as important as creating backups of your databases. Without a doubt there are a lot of organizations that install a SQL Server database or more without setting their maintenance plans up first Things generally go smoothly and at the beginning there is no problem, that is, until a problem appears. Continue reading How to perform SQL Server maintenance
Make sure to encrypt SQL server backups in order to add another level of security to your data. Adding this option to your backups is extremely easy with the help of the Encryption option in SQLBackupAndFTP. Read the short tutorial in this article below to encrypt your backups. Continue reading How to encrypt SQL server backups
SQL Server backup email notification to let you know if your task has succesfully finished or not? Read this article to find out how to do this, really easy with the help of SQLBackupAndFTP