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. Continue reading How to Backup SQL Server to Dropbox
Nowadays Google provides quite cheap storage where you can store your SQL Server database backups. But it isn’t easy to make SQL Server backups directly to Google Drive on a regular basis using T-SQL Commands. However, it is really easy if you are using SqlBak. Continue reading How to Backup SQL Server to Google Drive
With the help of SqlBak you can make not only scheduled database backups but also restore SQL Server backup when you need. In this blog post, we are going to explore the possible ways of restoring your database with the help of SqlBak. Continue reading Restore SQL Server Backup in 2 minutes
It doesn’t matter how big is your hardware store, but it really matters how secure your data are. It is not a secret that the best way of keeping your SQL Server database safe and sound is to make regular backups. Assume that you are a database administrator in a hardware store which has several branches and all accounting, sales, customers, and any other information is stored in the SQL Server databases. Every day you have to make backups manually running from one hardware store to another and trying to avoid missing anything. But what if you forget to make a backup and the database fails and you have lost data for the past several days? Would your supervisor be happy to hear that? Continue reading How To Backup Data of your Hardware Store
There are many ways of making SQL Server database backup and there are as many methods as to how and where to store them. But is your method really convenient for you? Lets assume that your backup plan is a full backup once a day, differential backup every six hours and transaction log backup every hour, and all these backups you need to send to OneDrive for Business. If you perform all the scenarios manually, it would take almost all of your time every day. Fortunately, you can do it in minutes with the help of SqlBak. Continue reading How to Backup SQL Server to OneDrive for Business
Recently we ran load tests against our SQL Server to see how server performance changes and how SQL Server responds to the load. If you’re interested here you can find a tutorial on how to simulate load against a database using free SQL Server load simulator HammedDB. Continue reading How to Run SQL Server Load Tests Using HammerDB
There are cases when it is necessary to exclude one or more databases from database backup list. If you administer a small number of databases you can do it simply by unchecking those databases which you don’t need to backup anymore. But what if you administer over 50 or even 100 databases? In this case excluding databases manually one by one is very inconvenient and time-consuming. Continue reading How to Prevent Databases From Being Backed Up
Using SqlBak you can set email confirmation to get email notifications of successful or failed backup jobs. This is a very important part of your database backup strategy which will keep you informed in case if one of your backups failed.
On the other hand, sometimes notifications can be very annoying especially if you get several consequent errors within a short period of time. That’s why SqlBak has an option to merge several emails into a single one. Continue reading to see how it actually works. Continue reading How to Group Several Notifications into One Email
We would like to tell you about a brand new SqlBak feature that allows users to store backup files in a different place if the main destination fails. Continue reading How to Setup Failover Backup Storage
Let’s assume that you have to administer over 100 databases stored on multiple computers. How can you make sure that every backup job is done as scheduled?
Continue reading How to manage multiple SQL backups in one place