If there is a need to synchronize databases on your primary server with databases located on your secondary server, then log shipping is exactly what you need. In the following article, you can find a detailed explanation about that option and the different ways to do it using SQLBackupAndFTP. Continue reading How to Set Up Log Shipping
Preservation of data is an essential part of any business. Losing a database, such as a customer list, could effectively be the end of a company. The primary way to protect your data is to regularly back it up.
In this article, we will explain how to automate regular backups for MySQL on Windows. If you use Linux, check out this article: How to Automate MySQL Database Backups in Linux.
It doesn’t matter if a company is large or small, almost every database administrator needs to maintain a copy of the production databases in a test environment for testing and development needs.
All you need to do for this is to copy the databases from the production server to a test server, and this can be done in different ways. Let’s take a look at them. Continue reading How to clone SQL SERVER database to a Test Environment
Maintenance of your databases is as important as regular backups. Once scheduled backups are set, the thought may appear that your data is safe and sound and it is, until a problem appears.
As a rule, databases don’t crash completely, but there may be a sharp decrease in performance because of server laсk of disk space or any other issues that can corrupt databases. That’s why it’s highly recommended not only to perform regular backups of your databases but also maintain them. Continue reading How to automate maintenance of your databases
Amazon RDS SQL Server is a cloud database from Amazon, one of its differences from classic SQL Server is the way it performs backups. RDS SQL Server does not support the T-SQL BACKUP DATABASE construction but instead offers several other approaches such as restore point-in-time, snapshots, native backup to S3, and Export Data-tier Application.
Here are ways to perform a backup and restore:
- Snapshot creation
- Native backup to S3
- Export bacpac\dacpac
- Via SQLBackupAndFTP
Log Shipping is SQL Server technology that is available in both the Standard and Enterprise editions. The technology may be useful in solving the following problems:
- Creation of read-only servers to perform heavy SQL queries and reduce the load on the primary server
- Creating backup servers that can be quickly put into operation in the case of a primary server failure
- Creating a secondary (slave) server, where data is updated with a fixed delay
If you get the following error message during a backup:
[JOB-BAK:1301#1] Failed to backup <database name> database with "Full" backup type: Failed to backup <database name> database. There is no destination selected to keep Full database backup type. Continue reading [JOB-BAK:1301#1] Failed to backup
database. There is no destination selected to keep Full database backup type
If the following error message happens:
[DST-1:1003#53] Destination error: Failed to open "\\networkpath\backupfolder" destination connection. > The network path was not found
Typically, the following error message:
Destination error: Could not find a part of the path 'y:\1'. Trying again... Destination error: #[DST-1:1001#103] Failed to connect to the Folder destination. > Failed to create folder "y:\1". > Could not find a part of the path 'y:\1'.
During the backup you can face the following warning:
[Warning] [JOB-BAK:2006#11008]. The previous full backup of <database name> database was created with a different application (non-SQLBackupAndFTP). You may not able to restore the database automatically using SQLBackupAndFTP.