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
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
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?
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For almost any DBA, the question “How often should I backup my database?” is undoubtedly one of the most important to ask and answer. The answer, as with so many other questions in life, is “It depends”. Depends on what? Let’s discuss. Continue reading How often should I backup my database?
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
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
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?
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