Category Archives: SQL Server Backup

How to Backup SQL Server to OneDrive for Business

How to Backup SQL Server to OneDrive for BusinessThere 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

Your data is secure with SqlBak

The safety of our customers’ data is always our priority above any of the features we have. We are constantly working on security improvements here at SqlBak. And the only data that is ultimately secure is the data that you never had in the first place. That is why we do not to send, nor store your SQL Server credentials on sqlbak.com at all. This means that your server login and password will never leave your computer. This change will be especially welcomed by organizations whose privacy policy does not allow passing SQL server login and password to any third-party websites. Continue reading Your data is secure with SqlBak

How to Backup SQL Server Database to Amazon Glacier

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a large, sometimes bewildering array of compute, storage, networking and analytics cloud offerings, as seen here. One of their storage products is Amazon Glacier, in addition to the older storage solutions – S3 and Elastic Block Store (EBS).Glacier is a very affordable solution intended as a write-once, retrieve-seldom storage medium for long-term storage. Think of it as a storage locker that’s far away from your home, as opposed to your at-home garage or cabinet locker. It is also a good choice for your SQL Server backups … Continue reading How to Backup SQL Server Database to Amazon Glacier

Why Transaction Log backups are important

When backing up your SQL Server database, you have the option of taking transaction log backups. These are quick, small backups containing a sequence of all your database’s changes. Transaction log backups are mightily useful for point-in-time recovery. Continue reading Why Transaction Log backups are important

Should You Back Up Your System Databases?

It goes without saying that as a DBA one of your most important tasks is to schedule and ensure regular backups of your databases. But by ‘databases’ here we usually mean your user-created databases. But SQL Server also automatically creates and maintains a number of system databases. So should you also back these up? Well, the answer isn’t a simple yes or no … Continue reading Should You Back Up Your System Databases?

Automated Database Backup-and-Restore for SQL Server

As a DBA, you have almost certainly taken a backup from one computer/ server for the purposes of restoration on another computer. It’s a somewhat tedious and manual process, but most of us are sort of resigned to it and accept it simply as a necessary evil of the DBA role. I mean, it’s not like you can automate the entire process, right? Well, hold that thought … Continue reading Automated Database Backup-and-Restore for SQL Server