How to Backup SQL Server Database to Amazon Glacier
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a large, sometimes bewildering array of server, 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 …
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.
How to Manage Many SQL Servers with the new Dashboard
We have updated the SqlBak Dashboard – this is the main control panel where users can see all of their backup jobs on a single page. The new features will be particularly useful for customers who have many DBMS backup jobs. Let’s take a look at how these new features can make your life easier.
Automated Database Backup-and-Restore for SQL Server
As a DBA, you have almost certainly taken a backup from one server for the purposes of restoration on another server. 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 …
POS System Backup Made Easy
A POS system backup is an essential task in any kind of business. Keeping your sales data safe for reporting and auditing is something all businesses should not cut corners in or treat with little importance.
When your company relies solely on an information system (database) to store all of its sales data, then it also must take all precautionary measures to protect this data and periodically make backups of the POS system’s database. We will show you how to do this in the article below.
SqlBak update: The New Dashboard
SqlBak’s dashboard has been upgraded to be a more user-intuitive interface, in order to provide the most essential information in just a quick glance as well as make modifications to the job.
It’s still very easy to create backups, to schedule them, to set custom backup destinations, and of course, all of the other features you will need to make sure your backup process is up to the highest standard. Let’s have a look!
SQL Server backup & restore using SqlBak.com
This video is start-to-finish walk-trough of creating a SQL Server database backup and restoring it back using SqlBak.com. Please watch Full screen.
SQL Server backup report
In this article, you can find a small script that you can use as a small cheat to have access to an on-the-go backup report of your databases.
If you can connect to your database, you can run this query and find out when was the last time your databases were backed up
and when were the last times a Full, Differential, or Transaction Log backup was taken.
But what do you do when you do not have remote access to your databases, but still like to have a quick review of your last successful backups? Well, we’ll cover this too…