Category Archives: Backups

How to backup MySQL with SqlBak

Starting from SqlBak version 3 you canĀ back up MySQL Server databases. SqlBak supports 2 ways on how you can connect to your MySQL databases: phpMyAdmin and TCP/IP. Below you can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to backup your MySQL Server database via TCP/IP connection. To backup MySQL Server databases, SqlBak uses the mysqldump utility. For now, with SqlBak on Windows, only full MySQL backups are available.

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Incremental MySQL Server Backup via Binary Log

Making backups is important and necessary. However, if your database is large, then creating a backup will load the server, and the backup itself will consume storage space. In light of these considerations, many make backups once a day at night, or even worse, once a week on weekend! However, a failure can lead to losing data for a period of many hours. What if you want to make backups more often without overloading the server? Incremental backups can help you with this. Continue reading Incremental MySQL Server Backup via Binary Log

How to backup remote SQL Server database using SqlBak

With the help of SqlBak, you can backup your remote SQL Server databases according to your schedule. A standard BACKUP DATABASE command doesn’t work on a remote SQL Server, only scripts can be generated. If there is a choice between scripts generation or performing backups in *.bak files, it is always recommended to run the standard BACKUP DATABASE command to get *.bak files. Scripts have some drawbacks: they are larger and do not support differential and transaction log backups. A more detailed explanation about remote backups can be found in the following blog post.

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How to backup and restore Amazon RDS SQL Server

Amazon RDS SQL Server is a cloud database from Amazon. The way RDS SQL Server performs backups is the main difference between this and classic SQL Server. It offers the following: snapshots, restore point-in-time, Export Data-tier Application, and native backup to S3, instead of native T-SQL BACKUP DATABASE construction.
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