I'd just love to share with you this tiny little program I just came across recently while backing up my SQL database.
Being honest, SQL Backup was such a stress for me! I mean logging into the PHPMyAdmin thing, and then creating the backup, downloading it, again restoring it! Just too exhausting.
And then I Googled "SQl Backup" and came across this little friend! I know it sounds like an exaggerated product review, but it isn't! Trust me it isn't, I'm just genuinely in love with the service SQLBak delivered.
After I used it, I googled a bit more and found out why it was so smooth and clean in its performance, but before that let me tell you why I'm so damn happy about it.
The reason is, it was a Friday night and I hate working on Friday nights! But then I saw it's letting me "schedule" the backup and so I did.
I went on to login to my Google drive cause it asked me to do so, although I admit I had no idea what I was doing!
And I went to sleep, the following morning, I found that my SQL database was completely backed up, and not just that, it was even uploaded to my Google Drive! Now I understood why I had to log in to my Google drive.
But that's the thing, it saved my Saturday fun, and did all of my jobs for me, without even letting me know about it! (Of course, there was even an E-mail with the backup details! ).
So yeah you tell me how could I not write this review down? I just had to, right?
- What is SQLBak:-
SQLBak is a tiny program, that you have to install on your SQL server and then forget about it! Forget about it in the sense that you won't ever need to worry about backing up, downloading the backup or even restoring it!
It works automatically and does all those jobs for you on automation! And even notifies about it to you via Email!
Not just that, it also monitors your SQL server for uptime and other issues. If there's a problem, you get notified about it too! (Luckily, I never had a problem with my SQL servers!)
What Makes SQLBak Stand Out:-
Just like SqlBak, there are hundreds of other programs out there. So I thought it would be worth listing out what makes SQLBak Unique, right?
· Assured Notifications:- 99% of other SQL backup programs out there, can notify you only if they're running. In short, if your SQL server fails, you don't get any notification, well guess what, that's not the case with SqlBak. You get notified no matter what.
· Monitoring and Alerts:- SqlBAK not only backs up your SQL server and downloads-uploads the backups, it also constantly monitors your server health! In case it's down, you get notified (again!)
· One Control Panel- Multiple Servers:- This is another "unique" super power from SQLBak, most other programs out there require you to manually log in to all the SQL servers, separately to work with the backups or to check the health, well with SQLBak, you get one single dashboard and all your servers are listed right there. No more long passwords or repeated login attempts.
· No Login Required:- You aren't even asked to log in to the SQLBak server to manage or restore your backups! It's all automatic. While with other programs your login is important and the management needs to be initiated manually.
- Final Verdict:-
So if you ask me, I'd say it's one hell of a program. Apart from letting you Schedule and automatically upload backups, it also manages, monitors and alerts you about server health issues.
It doesn't ask you to login to a hundred different servers in case you have them to manage them, it's dashboard is extremely advanced and lets you manage everything from a single dashboard.
It doesn't need any special operational skills, you just install one tiny program on the SQL server, and it's there, up and working!
So yeah my verdict? I'd say if SQL backups were giving you a headache, or you aren’t getting enough time, or if you have a long list of servers to manage, SQLBak can really be your guardian angel and take care of all of them , automatically,& simultaneously.
Do try it out, I bet you can fall in love with it.