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What is the best software that can backup mysql and ms sql databases automatically?


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Are you looking for a single software package that can do both? You may want to clarify. – jgardner04 Nov 16 '10 at 18:54

Definitely (for linux) automysqlbackup from

For windows mysql server you can use the scheduled backup tool from mysql administrator application.

For MS SQL I use SQL script executed from scheduled tasks. Here is a good one.

To upload automatically remotely (from windows) on a FTP server you can use Fling.

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The user asks for the best, which likely is a high priced backup package. Granted, poor wording of the question, but then this is the posters responsibility. – TomTom Oct 26 '11 at 4:26

Any of the Enterprise backup applications can handle this. Legato, CommVault, Backup Exec, etc. They can backup MySQL, MSSQL, Windows, Linux, etc. All it takes it buying the correct plugins.

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For MySQL, I wrote a shell script to weekly full backup and daily incremental backup to a FTP server.

PS: Can you define "best"?

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I also do scripts but my boss told me that we should have a centralized backup plan for us to administer backups easily. – jose Nov 11 '10 at 8:52
What I mean of the word "best" is like most recommended. – jose Nov 11 '10 at 8:53

For MSSQL, a SQL Agent job can do that for you. It's built right into the SQL Server installation.

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