Microsoft’s own Windows Azure cloud is one of the most popular backup options for storage of SQL Server backups. It is especially attractive as an offsite storage medium for SQL Server backups because it is a Microsoft product and is already has tie-ins with the latest versions of SQL Server, beginning with 2012 Service Pack 1, Cumulative Update 2. Let’s take a closer look at how to save your SQL Server backups to Azure. Continue reading How to save SQL Server backups to Azure in SQLBackupAndFTP
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.
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
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
How to remove old SQL Server backups – quick tutorial: Managing storage space occupied by your backups is a task which should not require a DBA’s time. With SQLBackupAndFTP you can easily remove old SQL Server backups, periodically. In this article we will show you how to do this, step by step, so you will never have to worry about old backup files filling up your storage space.
As you might know already if you’re creating backups and also monitoring your server’s resources you have seen that the CPU is used intensively during the compression phase of the backup operation. Find out in this article how to set 7zip CPU priority to LOW.
In this article, we will talk about the remote backups option which is provided as a Beta feature in SQLBackupAndFTP. Continue reading this article to find out more details.