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How to set up Cloud-based Storage for SQL Server Backup

A central tenet of Disaster Recovery (DR) is that you should always maintain an offsite or off-premises copy of your critical database backups. The logic behind this is simple – if you don’t have access to your premises, for example in case of a natural disaster affecting your area, your offsite backups mean that you can restore them and still have access to your critical data. Let’s take a more in-depth look at cloud-based storage for your SQL Server backups. Continue reading How to set up Cloud-based Storage for SQL Server Backup

MS SQL Recovery Models

Recovery models serve very important roles when it comes to MS SQL Server backup. The purpose of an MS SQL Recovery Model is to control how transactions are logged, whether it allows and requires backing up and the types of restore operations that are available. By controlling transaction log maintenance, databases are able to be converted from one recovery model to another at any time. The three types of recovery models are simple, full, and bulk-logged, with most databases using either the simple recovery model or full recovery model. Whichever model is used, there are differences between the three. Continue reading MS SQL Recovery Models