Starting from SqlBak version 3 you can back up MySQL Server databases. SqlBak supports 2 ways on how you can connect to your MySQL databases: phpMyAdmin and TCP/IP. Below you can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to backup your MySQL Server database via TCP/IP connection. To backup MySQL Server databases, SqlBak uses the mysqldump utility. For now, with SqlBak on Windows, only full MySQL backups are available.
With SqlBak you can create a backup job to run scheduled backups of MySQL, send the backups to their destinations, and if needed, restore them. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to automate your MySQL backups if it’s accessible via phpMyAdmin only. Continue reading How to backup MySQL via phpMyAdmin using SqlBak
“There are two types of people: people who do backup, and people who will start doing it.”
If you are not backing up your MySQL databases yet, you should start doing it before you lose your precious data.
Making backups is necessary, but doing this with large databases may involve high server load and using up storage space. And only creating a backup once a day or once a week could lead to losing hours of work. So how can you make backups more often without overloading the server? Incremental backups can help you with this. Continue reading Incremental MySQL Server Backup via Binary Log
Below is a short tutorial on how to enable binary log in Linux. Continue reading How to Enable Binary Log in Linux
No matter what IT project you are creating, you will always need a sandbox for testing and development. If your product has a MySQL database, then you will need to create a database in a development environment. Continue reading Prod and Dev: Sync Two MySQL databases – Easy!
With the help of SqlBak, you can backup your remote SQL Server databases according to your schedule. A standard BACKUP DATABASE command doesn’t work on a remote SQL Server, only scripts can be generated. If there is a choice between scripts generation or performing backups in *.bak files, it is always recommended to run the standard BACKUP DATABASE command to get *.bak files. Scripts have some drawbacks: they are larger and do not support differential and transaction log backups. A more detailed explanation about remote backups can be found in the following blog post.
Amazon RDS SQL Server is a cloud database from Amazon. The way RDS SQL Server performs backups is the main difference between this and classic SQL Server. It offers the following: snapshots, restore point-in-time, Export Data-tier Application, and native backup to S3, instead of native T-SQL BACKUP DATABASE construction.
Continue reading How to backup and restore Amazon RDS SQL Server
Now that Microsoft has released SQL Server for Linux, even if your main tech stack is tied to a Windows Server you may want to copy the database to another SQL Server located on a Linux computer. This can come in handy, for example, if you wanted 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 the SQL Server database from Windows to Linux:
- Using T-SQL’s BACKUP DATABASE and RESTORE DATABASE commands
- Generation of T-SQL database script (such as mysqldump)
- Creating BACPAC
- SqlBak service