How to Backup SQL database
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Handy Backup is a user-friendly SQL database backup tool designed for Windows 2016/2012/2008/2003 Server. The program exploits a special hot backup technology, which allows you to back up your SQL database without stopping its operation.
The need of backups immediately leads to a wide range of questions: How often should I do backups? Do I need to do full or differential backup? Where should I store backups, and how much disk space to allocate for that?
We are going to walk you through the question how to backup SQL database with Handy Backup.
Here are several steps to back up your SQL database:
Download and install the program.
Version 7.11.0, built on 18 April, 2018
Select “Backup” option.
Select SQL database to back up. It’s possible to choose the required database directly or through the special database plug-in (it depends on edition and will be explained later in this article).
Choose backup type. There are 3 backup options available: full, incremental and differential. Full backup is an essential backup type. Incremental backups are based on saving changes since the last save. Differential backup keeps changes made from the last full backup.
Select backup compression and encryption options. Compression is useful for saving disk space and backup’s speed. The main idea of encryption is to save your SQL database backup from intruders and data leaks.
Set up the scheduling scheme for automatic SQL backup. There are many options for scheduling SQL backup. Users tend to do full weekly backups. Differential/incremental backup plan depends on SQL database frequency of use.
Now you know how to perform SQL database backup. The next option is SQL database restore. To restore SQL database follow the instructions:
Select the “Restore” options in the main menu.
Find your database, find and click the file with the.hbi extension. Your SQL database will be automatically restored.
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There are two options how you can make SQL database backup with the Handy Backup solution.
There are special plug-ins for a full-feature SQL database backup. Every plug-in is created for a specific database, so it covers all the database features. Our recommendation is to do backups with that option.
Here are supported SQL databases:
This feature is available in Small Server and Server Network editions of the software.
It is also possible to do a hot backup of the remote and local SQL databases tables via ODBC connection. This feature is available in the Standard and Professional versions.
Note: There are restrictions for backing up an SQL database with that method. Only “table-values” backup is available through ODBC. You cannot back up store procedures, views, functions, triggers, etc.
You also need the ODBC driver for your SQL database to do such a backup. Please read database backup restrictions for more information.
All the SQL databases are supported via ODBC connection.
Everybody wants to be sure that the SQL database is protected. When it comes to backups, it becomes especially important. It is always possible to consider the choice of lifestyle to be safe than sorry!
It’s very useful to know about how to backup SQL database and restore it when needed. The process is reliable and easy with Handy Backup!
Check out how to create and edit tables, views, etc. of SQL databases - Heidi Sql backup table.
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