A POS system backup is an essential task in any kind of business. Keeping your sales data safe for reporting and auditing is something all businesses should not cut corners in or treat with little importance.
When your company relies solely on an information system (database) to store all of its sales data, then it also must take all precautionary measures to protect this data and periodically make backups of the POS system’s database. We will show you how to do this in the article below.
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Basically, to update SqlBak on Linux you need to update the package lists and reinstall or restart the SqlBak application. Below are some examples of how to do it on popular Linux distributions. Continue reading How to Update SqlBak on Linux
The SqlBak application connects your computer to sqlbak.com and allows you to manage database backups from the web. In this post, you will see what commands and parameters it supports on Linux.
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SqlBak application connects your Linux servers to sqlbak.com allowing you to manage MySQL, PostgreSQL and MS SQL Server database backups from the web. It should successfully work on different Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, and RHEL, but if you face any difficulty in using the app on your GNU/Linux distribution let us know. Continue reading Starting with SqlBak on Linux
If you have to backup large SQL Server database with the help of SqlBak, here you will find some recommendations that can speed up the backup process. Continue reading How to backup large databases. Recommendation.
Microsoft Azure SQL Database is a managed cloud database from Microsoft. It runs on a cloud computing platform, and access to it is provided as a service. If you use SqlBak for managing your database backups and want to backup Microsoft Azure SQL Database as well, here you will find a step-by-step guide on how to do it. Continue reading How to backup and restore Microsoft Azure Cloud SQL Database
If you use Azure Storage to keep your SQLServer backups then you are probably already aware of “Microsoft SQL Server Backup to Microsoft Azure Tool” that allows you to send your backups there. In this post, we will show how it works and why SqlBak does the same thing in a more convenient way.
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SqlBak creates backups in so-called .bak format, while RedGate’s product stores backups in .sqb format. What’s the difference?
Usually, database backup files with .bak extension contain data in the standard Microsoft Tape Format (MTF) used by Microsoft itself as well as many backup tools for the Microsoft Windows platform. Many third-party SQL Server backup products including SqlBak and SqlBackupAndFtp produce backups in this format as well.
Files with .sqb extension contain backups in RedGate’s proprietary format. You would need to use some special utilities if you want it to be converted into MTF. Let’s learn more about Microsoft Tape Format (MTF) and SQL Backup format from Red Gate.
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If you care about SQL Server performance you need to take SQL Server Statistics into account. Statistics are lightweight and small objects which describe how data in SQL Server tables are distributed. The query optimizer uses them to create query plans that improve query performance. Continue reading How to Update Statistics in SQL Server
SQL Server health checks and backups often seem secondary to the primary business objectives. And, generally, it is so until your server is down or the data is lost. Only then the true importance of automating these mundane SQL Server maintenance tasks become apparent.
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Any SQL Server DBA worth their salt have their own checklist through which they routinely go to make sure that all systems are up and running. Below we will share with you some crucial points related to SQL Server health check.
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