SQL Backup Script for Database Server

Backup database scripts is a basic method for SQL database backup among many users. Script files allow some degree of control and automation, easily merge into a batch process, and are clear for skilled users. However, dedicated backup software is always preferable over any SQL backup script!

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Database Backup Scripts

SQL Backup Database Script: Trivia

A common database backup script consists of the three basic mechanisms:

  • A backup utility that does a job (e.g., RMAN for Oracle or SQL server backup script tool).
  • A bunch of SQL-related commands to prepare a server and set up backup parameters.
  • A scheduler (it can be also external, such as cron in Linux and Unix-like systems).

Note: All these components require special train and skill to use these tools properly! However, any user can download and run a prepared script for a defined task, presumably if that user can predict the results of a script job according to instructions and advices of a script writer!

Dedicated Software vs Database Backup Script

Any SQL database backup software solution is more generic, more convenient, and, in most cases, a more reliable tool than a SQL server backup script.As an example, Handy Backup allows not only to back up any database in exist but also simulate any script database operations!

Advantages of Handy Backup Software over Script Database Backup

Automation for Any SQL Database Engine

Handy Backup contains plug-ins for every existing SQL database engine, including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Lotus Notes and IBM DB2. It also allows replacing SQL server backup scripts for non-standard database engines via an appropriate ODBC driver.

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Graphical Interface to Control SQL Backup

Compared to database backup script techniques, the main advantage of Handy backup is its GUI (graphical user interface), which allows users of almost any skill level to control any database backup processes more precisely and predictably than any script will allow!

Extra Features

Extra Features in One Bunch

With Handy Backup, you can run other programs before or after a task (imitating script database backup without effort), make partial (incremental, differential or mixed) backup, keep many versions of the same dataset, encrypt database content, change recovery destinations and schedule all your tasks!

Storage Problems and Solutions

A typical SQL backup database script will save data to a pre-defined destination, e.g., to a local drive or an FTP server. By contrast, Handy Backup allows selecting database destination for each particular task, with a possibility of data encryption, using secure protocols etc.

Handy Backup allows saving databases local and online to such storage vaults as local disks, external USB drives, mapped and shared folders (including NAS/SAN), FTP, SFTP, FTPS and cloud storages based on S3 or WebDAV, as well as to OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox clouds.

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