How to backup remote SQL Server database using SqlBak

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.

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How to backup and restore Amazon RDS SQL Server

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.
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How to Copy SQL Server Databases from Windows to Linux

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:

  1. Using T-SQL’s BACKUP DATABASE and RESTORE DATABASE commands
  2. Generation of T-SQL database script (such as mysqldump)
  3. Creating BACPAC
  4. SqlBak service

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How to Automate MySQL Database Backups to S3

If you have an important database, then you need to make sure to back it up regularly. Preferably, you will make sure this happens automatically. But performing regular backups is only half the battle — you also have to consider where to store them. Saving the backups on the same server where the MySQL Server is installed isn’t safe, because if it crashes, you will lose everything. Continue reading How to Automate MySQL Database Backups to S3

How to Automate MySQL Database Backups in Linux

The automatic backup of MySQL Server databases is very important for preventing data loss. In order to properly automate backups, you must follow the following steps:

  1. Create a database backup
  2. Zip the backup
  3. Encrypt the compressed file
  4. Send the backup to Internet storage using FTP, Dropbox, AWS, Google Drive, etc.
  5. Receive email notification concerning backup results
  6. Create a backup schedule
  7. Delete old backups

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