If you have an active Full-Service subscription, then by default your mail server is set to Automatic (it is actually sent through our servers) and you don’t need to configure anything. But if you use a free version of SQLBackupAndFTP, or your subscription has expired or you just want to configure your own mail servers – below are the instructions on how to do so. More…
SQLBackupAndFTP runs database backups automatically and most of the users schedule it via windows interface/GUI. But you can also start a backup job manually via a command-line interface. One of the examples, when you may need it, is a complex scheduling scenario when the options provided in the program interface are not enough. In this case you may build more complicated schedule with Windows Schedule. More…
If you use the old versions of SQLBackupAndFTP v 10 or lower and send backups to Dropbox, then starting from June 28, 2017 (update: Dropbox have extended the API v1 cutoff date until September 28th, 2017), you will see the following error message:
"Sorry, Dropbox has stopped the support of API v1. Please upgrade to the latest version of the application to work with the new Dropbox API."
The reason is that on that date Dropbox has turned off API v1 and older versions of SQLBackupAndFTP can not work with the latest Dropbox API. As a result, there is no way to send backups to Dropbox using SQLBackupAndFTP v10 or lower.
After several years of development, the completely reworked v11 is now live. If you have used the previous version – start by reading:
SQLBackupAndFTP v11 – What’s New?
As before, you have several editions including free, but there are a few differences. See:
How SQLBackupAndFTP 11 differs from the previous versions?
For upgrade options from the previous version see:
How to migrate to SQLBackupAndFTP 11 from the previous versions
If you need help – go to Support Forum
If you backup large SQL Server databases with the help of SQLBackupAndFTP then we want to give you some useful recommendations that may speed up the backup process. More…
SQLBackupAndFTP v11 is a culmination of years of work and our SQL backup experience with close to 1 million installations of the earlier versions. It is significantly better than the previous version in every respect (or anything else on the market). Read SQLBackupAndFTP v11 – What’s New? or How SQLBackupAndFTP 11 differs from the previous versions?
If you have used the previous versions of SQLBackupAndFTP we strongly suggest migrating to v 11. More…
Being a managed cloud database Azure SQL Database provides built-in functionality for automatic database backups. It allows you to restore your database to any point in the past and those backups are kept in reliable geo-redundant storage. So why do we need other tools like SqlBackupAndFtp to backup of Azure SQL Database? This can be the case when you need to get a copy of your database locally, outside Azure infrastructure. In this post, you can find a step-by-step guide on how to backup the Microsoft Azure SQL Database with the help of SQLBackupAndFTP.