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Database Backup Software Solutions and Tools.

How to backup and restore database: tools and strategy.

It is crucial to backup a database correctly in an IT infrastructure and meeting backup policy needs is often critical. With its database management system (DBMS) tools, Bacula Systems brings industry-leading technology that sets the standard for enterprise-grade database backup software solutions far beyond its competitors. Bacula Enterprise Edition enables all businesses to take advantage of its especially powerful database backup tools. System administrators looking for a robust, high-end enterprise database backup software should start here. And where ease and speed is required, these database backup tools also provide the answer for those system administrators working to tight deadlines.

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Your database backup strategy with Bacula Enterprise can be extremely flexible. Database backups can be scheduled with special mechanism. It is also possible to execute batch and SQL scripts before and after database backup jobs actually start or end.
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Our database backup software is media- and storage-agnostic. You can backup databases to any location: local or network folders, NAS or SAN devices or any cloud provider.
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Compression, encryption and deduplication technologies used in your database backup strategy can help you save storage capacity, lower network bandwidth and decrease time for database backup execution. Full, incremental and transactional log backups support ensure the best use of our database backup software.
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Our database backup tools support both hot and cold backup modes which allow you to perform backups with no service interruption and ensure data consistency while doing database backups.

No specific knowledge is required while taking care of data and metadata, such as users, rights, roles, etc. At the same time, comprehensive and advanced customization options are immediately available to the user, providing the needed flexibility for the most demanding professional environments.

Bacula Systems offers many different backup tools so that you can backup databases exactly the way you need to. Below are just a few examples of these technologies.

 

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The PostgreSQL database backup tools are designed to simplify the database backup procedures of your PostgreSQL cluster(s); the backup administrator does not need to know the internals of PostgreSQL database backup strategies or write complex scripts.

The database backup tools automatically take care of backing up essential information such as configuration, user definitions and table spaces.

The PostgreSQL database backup tools support both “Dump” and Point In Time Recovery (PITR) database backup strategies. Using Bacula Systems’ unique Late Data Inclusion (LDI) technology, this tool effectively captures data up to the point of finishing the backup, therefore minimizing the risk of data loss. This is an industry-leading advantage over other vendors’ database backup solutions.

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The MySQL database backup software is designed to simplify the backup of your MySQL server(s); the backup administrator does not need to know the internals of MySQL database backup strategies or how to write complex scripts. The database backup software is highly configurable and will automatically backup essential information such as configuration and user definitions. The MySQL database backup software supports both “Dump” and “Binary” backup strategies.

The Bacula Systems MySQL database backup software enables the administrator to choose between Dump or Binary for faster and larger backups. The MySQL tool takes care of the MySQL log files when using the Point In Time Recovery (PITR) feature.


The Bacula Enterprise tool for MS SQL Server is an advanced database backup solution for one or multiple MS SQL databases with industry leading features:

  • Full database backup strategy which saves the database’s files and the transaction log files to provide a complete solution against media failure
  • Differential backups to capture only the data that has changed since the last Full.
  • Server includes integrated strategy to upgrade a Differential backup into a Full if required
  • Incremental backups via the Transaction Log backup. When configured with the appropriate model, this method enable a “Point In Time Recovery” mode
  • Master Database backup for MS SQL configuration backup.

The Bacula Enterprise tool for MS SQL Server is able to restore data in several ways including “Point In Time Recovery” mode. The database backup and restore process then allows the following scenarios:

  • Restore database backup files to disk
  • Restore original database backup
  • Restore database backup with a new name
  • Restore database backup with a new name and file relocation

The Oracle database backup solutions are designed to simplify the backup procedures of your Oracle database instance(s). Oracle database administrators can take advantage of the option to use RMAN commands in order to make backing up Oracle databases even easier and more convenient.

Besides ease and speed, the Oracle database backup solutions provide important features including restoring your database(s) to any point in time or being able to filter objects during backup or restore; all of them being available using two different database backup strategies: “Dump” and Point In Time Recovery (PITR) through its tight integration with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN).

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Sybase Backup and Recovery

The Bacula Enterprise Sybase backup and recovery is very effective and easy to use. One of the many advantages of this tools is that the system administrator does not need to have knowledge about the internals of Sybase backup techniques, nor write complex scripts. It supports Point In Time Recovery (PITR) with Archive API backup and restore techniques. This Sybase module is able to do incremental and differential backup of the database at a block level. It is available on 32 and 64-bit Linux platforms supported by Sybase, and supports Sybase ASE 12.5, 15.5, 15.7 and 16.0.

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Further help on database backup and restore strategy:

  • BWeb™ Management Suite is a comprehensive backup and recovery management software for Bacula Enterprise Edition that provides the data reports, core metrics and analysis that system administrators need to provide to managers.
  • Doing backup to tape media? Take a look at our tape backup systems.