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 only accessible via phpMyAdmin.
There are two types of people: people who do back up their files, and people who need to start doing it.
If you are not backing up your MySQL databases yet, you should start 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.
Below is a short tutorial on how to enable binary log in Linux.
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 script 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 the 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).
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
If you get one of the following error messages during the setting up of SqlBak on Linux or during the execution of a backup job:
MySQL DBMS – /bin/sh: 1:/usr/bin/mysql: not found
MySQL DBMS – /bin/sh: 1:/usr/bin/mysqldump: not found
it means that the SqlBak app could not find the path to the MySQL executables. By default, SqlBak searches for MySQL files in the /usr/bin/mysql directory.
If you get the following error message during SqlBak set up on Linux or during a backup job:
MS SQL Server DBMS – /bin/sh: 1: /opt/mssql-tools/bin/sqlcmd
it means that SqlBak app could not find the path to the msql executables. By default, SqlBak searches for mssql files in the /opt/mssql-tools/bin/sqlcmd directory.