database backup

Different Methods to Copy Data with dbForge SQL Tools

In the article, we are going to discuss different methods to copy databases between SQL Server instances. In addition, we explore the benefits and drawbacks of each method so that you can choose the one that suits you most.

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How to Rename a MySQL Database

Eventually, it appears necessary to change the name of a database in MySQL. For that purpose, we used to apply a simple RENAME DATABASE command that existed in earlier versions of MySQL. However, it became no longer available in the newer versions as it posed risks. The reason was that the RENAME DATABASE query could result in the loss of essential database contents, which clearly was undesirable.

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Create Full SQL Server Database Backup with dbForge Studio for SQL Server

Evgeniy Gribkov

Evgeniy is an MS SQL Server database analyst, developer, and administrator. He is involved in the development and testing of the SQL Server database management tools. Evgeniy also writes SQL Server-related articles.
Evgeniy Gribkov

The backup process is an important link in the chain of successful database administration and robust data protection. In this article, we are going to apply a comprehensive solution from dbForge Studio for SQL Server that allows quick and efficient database backup and restore.

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Restore SQL Server Database Backup Using T-SQL Script and SSMS

Evgeniy Gribkov

Evgeniy is an MS SQL Server database analyst, developer, and administrator. He is involved in the development and testing of the SQL Server database management tools. Evgeniy also writes SQL Server-related articles.
Evgeniy Gribkov

The third article in the series about SQL Server backup and restore will take us through the database restore process and demonstrate the two main principles of database restore available in Microsoft.

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Implementing a Scheduled Automatic SQL Server Backup Process

Evgeniy Gribkov

Evgeniy is an MS SQL Server database analyst, developer, and administrator. He is involved in the development and testing of the SQL Server database management tools. Evgeniy also writes SQL Server-related articles.
Evgeniy Gribkov

Now that we have reviewed the backup basics in the first article of our series dedicated to SQL Server backup, let’s proceed to the implementation and automation of the SQL Server backup process.

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SQL Server Backup Types and Key Concepts

Evgeniy Gribkov

Evgeniy is an MS SQL Server database analyst, developer, and administrator. He is involved in the development and testing of the SQL Server database management tools. Evgeniy also writes SQL Server-related articles.
Evgeniy Gribkov

The importance of database backup and restore can be neither underestimated nor ignored. And since your data is subject to modification, the primary task is to ensure its safety and mitigate the risks of data loss.

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Azure Database for MySQL: How to Connect and Migrate Databases with dbForge Studio for MySQL

In this article, you’ll learn how to connect to Azure Database for MySQL and discover three scenarios of database migration from MySQL to Azure using dbForge Studio for MySQL.

Get familiar with dbForge Studio for MySQL
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Backing Up All MySQL Server Databases or Only the Required Ones

When having only several databases to manage, regular backup operations can be done quite easily and seamlessly either with the help of a few simple scripts or by configuring an SQL Server agent that will perform the backup automatically. But sometimes the situation is more complicated. When, for instance, there are hundreds of databases, backing up each one manually can turn out to be quite a time-consuming task.

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Backup and Restore Databases in SQL Server

In this article, we will talk about the benefits of backing up SQL Server databases, different backup types, and backup strategies.

The immediate purpose of creating database backups is the ability to recover a damaged database and minimize the risk of catastrophic data loss. Thus, a reliable use of backup and restore for recovery requires a backup and restore strategy. (more…)

SQL Server Typical Maintenance Plans: Automated Database Backups

There are a lot of posts appealing to one simple truth – need perform backups on a regular basis. People will always be divided into two categories: those who do backup, and those who don’t. The first category, which ignores this advice, can often be found on relevant forums with much the same questions:

– My discs failed/someone has deleted my db… How can I restore my data?
– Do you have the latest backup?
– No.

In order to avoid this unpleasant situation, minimum effort is required. First thing you should do is select a disk array for storing backup copies. Since storing backups together with database files is not our choice, the second step will be to create a maintenance plan for the database backup. (more…)