In SQLBackupAndFTP to see the history of database backups, you have to open the app on the server itself:
If you need to check the backup history remotely, especially for multiple servers – you have an option to see it on the web at sqlbackupandftp.com/weblog
Continue reading Web Log – see backup history on the web
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
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 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 is a standalone application. Once you have purchased a license, it never expires and you can use the version you’ve purchased forever. The Full-Service subscription is a set of important, but optional services and it requires a recurring annual fee (see prices).
Continue reading Why do you need the Full-Service subscription?
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
Why do I Need the Full-Service subscription?
Web Log – see backup history on the web
How Tos – SqlBackupAndFtp
If you need help – go to Support Forum
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. Continue reading Recommendation on how to Backup Large Databases with SQLBackupAndFTP
SQLBackupAndFTP v11 is a culmination of years of work and our SQL backup experience with close to 1 million installations 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
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 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 the Microsoft Azure SQL Database with the help of SQLBackupAndFTP.
Continue reading How to backup Azure SQL Database to Local Machine
SQLBackupAndFTP 11 is significantly different from the previous versions – see the detailed post on what is new in v11. Here you can get a birds eye view on what is new and what is missing in the new version.
Continue reading How SQLBackupAndFTP 11 differs from the previous versions?
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. Continue reading SQLBackupAndFTP v11 – What’s New?