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How many types of backups can be taken in SQL Server?

In SQL Server, backups are typically taken in four different types:

  1. Full Backup
  2. Differential Backup
  3. Transaction Log Backup
  4. File or Filegroup Backup

Let’s delve into the details of each type of backup in SQL Server: ...  READ MORE ❯❯❯

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How to Perform a Database Copy in SQL Server

Copying databases can often be quite useful, but knowing how to do it is crucial. In SQL Server, an easy way to copy a database is to use the “Database Copy Wizard.” Here’s how to do it using this wizard:

  1. First, open the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) application and connect to your SQL Server.

You can access the article where I previously explained the installation process from here...  READ MORE ❯❯❯

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rclone: Command Line Tool for Multi-Cloud Storage Operations and Installation Guide

rclone” is a command-line based tool that allows interaction with various cloud storage providers (such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, Microsoft OneDrive, etc.) and helps synchronize data across these storage spaces. Here are some of the use cases for rclone:

  1. Cloud Storage Synchronization: rclone can be used to synchronize or back up files between different cloud storage providers. For instance, you can synchronize files from your computer to Google Drive or Dropbox.
  2. Backup and Recovery: rclone can be utilized to back up important data to cloud storage. This simplifies the process of recovering files in case of data loss.
  3. Data Movement and Transfer: When you need to move large files or datasets between different cloud storage providers, rclone can come in handy.
  4. Remote File Management: Through the command-line interface, rclone enables you to manage files in remote cloud storage accounts. You can delete, move, or rename files and folders.
  5. Multi-Account Management: When dealing with multiple cloud storage provider accounts, rclone can help manage them. This makes it easy to switch between different accounts.
  6. Script Automation: You can automate rclone commands and create scripts to perform automatic backups or synchronizations based on a specific schedule.
  7. Data Analysis and Processing: rclone can be integrated with other tools used for data analysis or processing. For example, you can pull and process data and then store the results in cloud storage.
  8. Large Data Transfer: When transferring large datasets between different cloud storage providers, rclone ensures fast and reliable data transfer.
  9. Server Backup: You can use rclone to back up server data to cloud storage spaces.
  10. Data Sharing: With rclone, you can share your cloud storage spaces with others, which can be useful for collaboration purposes.

In summary, rclone is a versatile tool that finds application in a wide range of scenarios including data synchronization, backup, data movement, and management of cloud storage accounts. ...  READ MORE ❯❯❯

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Accessing Azure Blob Storage with Access Keys

Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer: Microsoft Azure’s cloud platform integrates with a free tool known as Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer. This tool is developed to simplify the management and exploration of data stored in the Azure cloud environment. Azure Storage Explorer provides users with a user-friendly interface to perform a range of tasks such as accessing data sources, viewing, uploading, downloading, editing, and deleting data.

The primary use cases of Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer include: ...  READ MORE ❯❯❯