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
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
If one of your databases is offline when SqlBak performs scheduled backup you will receive the following error:
Failed to backup "Adventureworks" database with "Full" backup type: Database 'Adventureworks' cannot be opened because it is offline. BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.
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
Starting from version 2.4.7 SqlBak allows to upload large files on OneDrive destination without limitations. If you administer a database that is bigger than 100 MB you will be excited to learn about this feature.
Internet is teeming with information that using DBCC SHRINKFILE operation on a regular basis is a bad practice, and we agree in general. It can lead to low performance and high fragmentation. We recommend to avoid shrinking the data and log files unless you have a good reason to do it (see below) . If you have such a reason – you can find some useful tips below. Continue reading When Does One Need to “DBCC SHRINKFILE”
SqlBak.com presents you a free SQL Server Formatting Types Cheat Sheet.
We spent several hours composing it for you.
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