How do you make your SQL Server database backups, with the help of T-SQL Commands, by using SSMS, or in any other way? Do you prefer to store your backup in the cloud, say, Dropbox? How much time do you spend every day to make your database backup and send them to Dropbox? In this article we are going to explain how to backup SQL Server to Dropbox with the help of SqlBak in just 5 minutes.
How to Backup SQL Server to Dropbox
To create a new backup job go to your Dashboard page and press “Add new job”, then select “Add backup job”.
Now, let’s create a simple backup job. Choose the computer where SQL Server is located and then check for SQL Server connections. After that press “Continue to job settings”.
At the Select databases step, select SQL Server databases which you are going to backup.
At the “Store backups in selected destinations” step you need to add destination where your backups will be stored. To do it press “Add backup destination”.
In the Add destination window select “Dropbox”.
Press “Authorize” to open the browser and allow SqlBak to access Dropbox.
Select a folder on your Dropbox account and check your connection by pressing “Test”, and press “Save & Close” to apply new settings.
The last step of the necessary backup job settings is to create a database backup schedule. To do it press “Schedule backup (full, diff, tran log)” section and then click “Show advanced backup schedule”.
Don’t forget to press “Create” to save your backup job.
Now your backup job is ready, all backups will be made according to your schedule and then sent to Dropbox. Also, you can set up more different settings like Compression and Encryption, E-mail notifications in case of failure or success, add some local folders to backup or specify Custom scripts. And this is not the exhaustive list of benefits SqlBak offers.