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How to Copy SQL Server Database from Windows to Linux

After Microsoft has launched SQL Server for Linux, even if your main tech stack is tied to Windows Server you may need to copy the database to another SQL Server located on a Linux computer.

For example, this can come in handy if you want to provide developers with a database for testing without buying a Windows Server license. 

There are a few ways to tackle this task. This article examines the following methods to copy SQL Server database from Windows to Linux:

  1. Using T-SQL’s BACKUP DATABASE and RESTORE DATABASE commands;
  2. Generation of T-SQL database script (such as mysqldump);
  3. Creating BACPAC;
  4. SqlBak service.

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MS SQL Server DBMS – /bin/sh: 1: /opt/mssql-tools/bin/sqlcmd

If you get the following error message during SqlBak set up on Linux or during a backup job:

MS SQL Server DBMS – /bin/sh: 1: /opt/mssql-tools/bin/sqlcmd

it means that SqlBak app could not find the path to the msql executables. By default, SqlBak searches for mssql files in the /opt/mssql-tools/bin/sqlcmd directory. Continue reading MS SQL Server DBMS – /bin/sh: 1: /opt/mssql-tools/bin/sqlcmd

PostgreSQL DBMS – /bin/sh: 1: /usr/bin/psql: not found

If during setting up of SqlBak on Linux or during a backup job one of the following errors occurs:

PostgreSQL DBMS – /bin/sh: 1: /usr/bin/psql: not found
or
PostgreSQL DBMS – /bin/sh: 1: /usr/bin/pgdump: not found

it means that SqlBak app could not find the path to postgresql executables. By default, SqlBak looks for postgresql files in the /usr/bin/psql directory.  Continue reading PostgreSQL DBMS – /bin/sh: 1: /usr/bin/psql: not found

How to Automate MySQL Database Backups in Linux

Automated backup of MySQL databases can be a serious task. The proper way to automate backups involves the following steps:

  1. Create a database backup
  2. Zip the backup
  3. Encrypt the compressed file
  4. Send the backup to storage over the Internet, FTP, Dropbox, AWS, Google Drive, etc.
  5. Receive email notifications concerning backup results
  6. Create a backup schedule
  7. Delete old backups

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How to Backup SQL Server to FTP Server

Copy of Destinations (3)One of the most popular ways how to create SQL Server database backup is to use SSMS or T-SQL Commands. But what if your backup plan is full backups twice a day, differential backups every 4 hours, and transaction log backups every 30 minutes, and you prefer to store all SQL Server database backup on FTP Server. How much time will you spend each day to complete such scenarios? You can simply tune SqlBak backup job just in few minutes, which will make SQL Server database backups according to your schedule and send them to FTP Server. Continue reading How to Backup SQL Server to FTP Server

How to Backup SQL Server to Local or Network Folder

How to Backup SQL Server to Local or Network Folder (logo)Do you make your SQL Server database backups with the help of SSMS or by using T-SQL Commands, or in any other way? How much time do you usually spend every day to make backups and store them to Local or Network Folder? With the help of SqlBak,  you can create a backup job that will make SQL Server backup regularly and store them to your local or network folder. Continue reading How to Backup SQL Server to Local or Network Folder