Automated SQL Server Backups to Amazon S3 on Windows

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The BACKUP DATABASE command syntax allows performing backups by specifying a drive, a network folder, or azure storage as the destination. Unfortunately, it is not possible to set an Amazon S3 bucket as a backup savepoint. However, it is possible to transfer the file to S3 using a batch script or a third-party utility.  Continue reading Automated SQL Server Backups to Amazon S3 on Windows

How to automatically upload MySQL backup to FTP on Linux

The first thing a DBA should do after deploying a database is to ensure that backups are created regularly.

But storing a backup file on the same server where the MySQL server is located would be a big mistake. Therefore, you should create a backup and put it out of the server on which MySQL is located. The simplest solution would be to transfer it to another server via FTP. Continue reading How to automatically upload MySQL backup to FTP on Linux

How to Find the Path to the MySQL Installation Directory on Windows and Add it to PATH Environment Variable

The main console utilities for working with MySQL are located in the directory where MySQL Server is installed. However, after installing MySQL Server, it is often difficult to find this directory. The best way is to add this path to your PATH environment variable, and then you can use MySQL and mysqldump utilities directly. Continue reading How to Find the Path to the MySQL Installation Directory on Windows and Add it to PATH Environment Variable

How to Automate MongoDB Database Backups in Linux

NoSQL databases allow us to redefine the way we interact with data. However, data protection requirements remain the same as for SQL databases.

One of the main ways to protect your data is to back it up regularly. This article will help you protect your data for the most popular NoSQL database – MongoDB.

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How to backup MySQL database on Windows

Because there are several ways to backup MySQL database on Windows, this article will review all the different options so that you can select the method that works for you. This article is limited to MySQL database backups for a Microsoft Windows Server only. If you are using a Linux-based OS, see How to Automate MySQL Database Backups in Linux.

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