3 Types of Virtual Switches | VMnet0, VMnet8, VMnet1 in VMware
As you can create multiple VMs on a physical machine, do you know how they connect to the Internet? In this article, I will introduce the 3 types of VMnet in VMware Workstation.
Compare the Difference: Containers vs Virtual Machines
This tutorial will introduce the basic overview, advantages and disadvantages, and main tools of containers and virtual machines, so that you can fully understand the difference between containers and virtual machines and choose a suitable virtualization technology.
VMware Data Protection EOA | An Efficient Alternative
Do you know that VMware Data Protection will not be included in the later versions after vSphere 6.5? Read this article to know more details about it and a great alternative for VDP.
Protect VMware and Hyper-V 365 Data with Backup Appliance
Are you looking an efficient backup tool to protect your virtual machines for 365 days? A professional VM backup appliance should simplify the VM backup and management and avoid data loss and financial damages.
How to Boot VM From ISO In Hyper-V and VMware
In Hyper-V or VMware environment, do you know how to fast install guest operating ststem and boot a virtual machine from ISO image file?
How to Convert VM to ISO File | Solution and Alternative
There are very limited ways to convert VM to ISO image which can be installed on physical machines. In this article, I will introduce how to do it.
How To Choose: Docker VS Virtual Machine
What are the differences between Docker and virtual machine? In this article, I will compare Docker with Virtual Machine to help you choose the suitable tool.
VM Cloud Backup | What Is It and How to Perform It
Have you ever consider backup your VMs to cloud to be able to restore them anywhere anytime? In this article I will introduce how to do it via Microsoft Azure cloud.
Virtualization in Disaster Recovery - More Efficient and Flexible
As virtualization rapidly gaining popularity in IT industry, what does it bring to disaster recovery? In this article, I will introduce virtual disaster recovery and compares it to physical disaster recovery.
vSphere With Operations Management | Overview, License, Edition
If you have a complicated vSphere environment and want to simplify the management, please try vSphere Operations Management that offers intelligent operations and improves availability.
How to Enable TPM 2.0 on Windows 10, 11
In order to upgrade to Windows 11 or offer better security to computer, you need to enable TPM module in your Windows operating system. This article provides a detailed description of Trusted Platform Module.
How to Copy and Paste on Virtual Machine | VMware & Hyper-V
Do you know how to copy and paste text between your local host and your virtual machine? It need to be set up in advance. Here I will introduce how to enable copy and paste on VMware Workstation, ESXi, and Hyper-V VMs.
How to Fix VMware Internet Not Working Issues
It's frequent to fail to connect physical or virtual machine to Internet. In this case, you may be upset since you cannot find the exact reason to fix it. So in this article, there are detailed troubleshooting tips for you to solve problems successfully.
Thin Provision vs Thick Provision: How to Choose the Right One?
You may find that when creating a virtual disk, you have 2 storage provisioning type you can choose from, thin provisioning and thick provisioning. What's the difference between them? This article will introduce them and help you to better choose from them.
[Solved] Failed to Increase VMFS Capacity in VMware ESXi
VMFS datastore is commonly used in VMware ESXi to store virtual machine files. Did you have the problem of insufficient space in VMFS datastore? So in this article, you can find the solutions to increase VMFS capacity.
Fix: Virtual Machine Could Not Be Started Because The Hypervisor Is Not Running
Do you know what factors can prevent you from booting your Hyper-V VMs normally? In this article I will introduce 6 cases and solutions.
How to Delete Hyper-V AVHDX File when No Snapshot on That VM
If you find there are orphaned Hyper-V AVHDX files in the VM folder, but no snapshot on that VM, then you need to manually merge AVHDX file to the original VM. In this article, I will introduce you 2 ways to do this.
How to Create Windows 10 VM in Hyper-V
If you want to enable Hyper-V feature on Windows 10 or create a virtual machine installed Windows 10, this article provides you with the efficient and fast methods, some of which only take a few seconds.
2 Efficient Ways to Compact VHDX in Hyper-V
If you are using Hyper-V dynamically expanding disks, you may need to compact VHDX to free space. In this article, I will introduce 2 efficient ways to do this.
Hyper-V | Convert Fixed Size VHD to Dynamic
Which disk type did you choose when creating your Hyper-V virtual machine? If you created a fixed size disk, did you have the storage problem? In this article, you can find the solution to convert Hyper-V disk type.
Export and Import VM to Create A New Identical VM | Clone Hyper-V
How to clone a Hyper-V virtual machine? In this article, I will introduce the efficient method to create a new identical virtual machine which are based on several clicks.
How to Repair Damaged VMware Virtual Machine [2 Ways]
Virtual machines are easy to get damaged. Do you know how to repair VMware VMs if you cannot open them properly? In this article, I will introduce 2 common ways to repair damaged VMware virtual machines.
How to Install Hyper-V PowerShell Module | Win 10 & Server 2016
Hyper-V PowerShell module needs to be installed separately even if you have enabled the Hyper-V role. In this article, I will introduce 3 ways to install it on your computer.
How to Expand Hyper-V Disk Size | 2 Ways
Did you have not enough disk space in Hyper-V virtual machine? How to increase the virtual disk size? How to protect virtual machine in case of disk damaged? Please read this article to find the answer.
How to Fix Hyper-V VM NO Internet on Windows 10 | Solutions
After enabling Hyper-V feature, only to find that virtual machine doesn’t have network access. How to connect Hyper-V virtual machine to Internet? In this article, you can fix the network issue of your Hyper-V VM and local machine.
Tutorial for Creating Hyper-V Virtual Floppy Drive Image
For most users, floppy disks are outdated. At least physical floppy disks above 3.5 inches have disappeared from public view, but virtual floppy disks are still useful in VMs. In this article, I will introduce how to create and use virtual floppy disk images on Hyper-V.
Dynamically Expanding Disks Are Slower Than Fixed-Size Disks
You may have heard that in Hyper-V, dynamically expanding disks are slower than fixed size disks, but do you know what causes it? This article will explain it for you.
How to Connect External Hard Drive to VM | VMware & Hyper-V
If you want to store large amounts of VM data to a safe place without any impact on physical machine, you can refer to this article that introduces the efficient ways to connect external hard drive to VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines.
How to Install Free Windows 11 VM on VMware Workstation
How to upgrade Windows 10 virtual machine to 11? This article will give the efficient method to download and install the latest Windows 11 virtual machine for free even without TPM.
How to Perform P2V Migration | VMware Converter & Alternative
If you do not want to bother creating and configuring new VMs from scratch, you can perform P2V migration via VMware Converter, a handy official tool. However, since it is unavailable for download from Feb 2, 2022, here I will also provide an effective alternative for you.
5 Solutions to Error: Hyper-V VM Failed to Change State
If you received the Hyper-V error: VM failed to change state with no other error information, there are 5 common reasons that may lead to this error. Today I will introduce their solutions in this article accordingly.
Why Hyper-V Not Showing on Windows 11 & How to Enable It
Hyper-V as Windows Server virtualization scales the IT infrastructure easily to accommodate larger workloads. But some users may wonder why the Hyper-V feature is not showing in Windows and how to check if Hyper-V is enabled. So, this article will explain the reasons and offer solutions.
How to Copy and Transfer Files to Hyper-V VM
Is there a simple way to copy files to Hyper-V? Absolutely yes! In this article, it provides you several efficient ways to transfer files between host and virtual machine in Hyper-V environment.
VMware Snapshot Consolidation | What, When & How
Do you know that you still need to perform VMware snapshot consolidation after the failure of reverting or deleting a snapshot? Do you know what’s the difference between snapshot consolidation and deletion? This article will introduce it to you in details.
VMware ESXi Free: Limitations & How to Get License
There is a question asked by many users: Is ESXi free or paid? Are there any restrictions on the free VMware version ESXi? For many newbies who are just learning about virtualization technology, this article will give you a clear explanation.
How to Restore Entire VM | 2 Available Native Methods
If you want to restore entire VM, instead of some of its files or applications installed on it, there are 3 common ways that suit different cases.
How to Open VMDK File in VMware ESXi and Workstation
In some cases, you will not be able to start the VM, but you may need to access the data stored on the virtual disks. Do you know the most efficient way to open VMDK file in VMware? This article is to provide the solutions for you.
How to Export and Import VM from ESXi | ESXi Command Line
Exporting can save the complete backup of virtual machine. In ESXi, exporting and important are commonly used for data protection. Here, I will introduce the efficient and detailed steps to export and import VM.
How to Clone VMDK to Physical Disk | V2P Conversion
If you want to clone VMDK to physical disk, unfortunately there is almost no native available methods. In this article, I will introduce an effective alternative to achieve it.
How to Copy ESXi VM to USB Device | Image-Level & File-Level
If you want to keep VM backups offsite, store at least 1 on external USB drive is a good idea. In this article, I will introduce 3 ways to copy ESXi VM to USB drive, and 2 ways to transfer files from VM to USB.
Best Practice to Configure Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume
How to efficiently enable Hyper-V failover cluster? It is important to enable Hyper-V cluster shared volume to provide shared storage for nodes in cluster. Next, I will introduce the details.
How to Disable Hyper-V on Windows or Windows Server
Do you know that Hyper-V is not compatible with other Hypervisors such as VMware Workstation or VirtualBox? If you want to switch to these hypervisors, you need to disable Hyper-V first.
4 Ways to Hyper-V USB Passthrough | Access USB in Hyper-V VM
If you have a lot of data that needs to be transmitted to a Hyper-V VM, you may be wondering if you can access the USB device from inside the Hyper-V VM? In this article, I will introduce 3 proven ways to do this.
How to Encrypt an Existing or New Virtual Machine
How do you protect your sensitive data of virtual machines? Using backup, failover cluster or a third-party tool? Today, I will offer you the efficient methods to protect your data by encrypting the virtual machines.
Disk2vhd: Convert a Physical to Virtual Machine
Do you have some physical Windows devices that you want to achieve virtualization, but you have no idea how to best perform that? In this article, you will convert a physical to Hyper-V virtual machine effciently by creating a virtualized copy of the physical disk.
[Fast Facts] 0-7 Disaster Recovery Levels
Downtime can bring considerable costs for enterprises, especially in the IT industry. If you want to minimize business downtime, here are disaster recovery levels you can refer.
How to Configure Failover Cluster Manager | Detailed Steps
High Availability guarantees continuous performance for an extended period. How to achieve high availability in Hyper-V virtual machine? This article will take about how to use Hyper-V Failover Cluster Manager to ensure HA in Hyper-V VM.
Type 1 Hypervisor vs Type 2: What is the Difference?
If you want to get started with virtualization, you can’t neglect hypervisors. In this article, I will introduce what the 2 types of hypervisors are, and compare type 1 hypervisor with type 2 for reference.
Hyper-V Live Migrations with/without Failover Clustering
If you want to move a running Hyper-V VM to another server with minimized downtime, maybe Hyper-V Live Migrations is the feature you are looking for. In this article, I will introduce this feature with 3 ways to perform it.
Comparison of VMware VMFS and NFS
VMware VMFS and NFS are the types of datastore used in vSphere. They are different from each other in storage. This article will provide you with detailed instructions about VMFS and NFS and offer efficient solutions for VM protection.
What is VM Failover and How to Create vSphere HA
How to access services and applications with minimum disruption? How to protect VM workloads? This article will introduce the efficient solutions to achieve fast recovery and VM failover in Hyper-V and VMware.
[Solved] Error: Virtual Machine Disk Consolidation Is Needed
If you encountered this VMware error “virtual machine disk consolidation is needed”, do you know what does it mean, and how to perform disk consolidation as needed? Here I summarized possible reasons and introduces 2 proven ways to solve it.
VMware Consolidated Backup & Alternatives after vSphere 4.1
Since VMware has announced the End of Availability of VMware Consolidated Backup in 2010, what have been used to back up VMware ESXi VMs afterwards? Here I will introduce the replacement of it in this article.
Configure vSphere Replication to Protect VM – Best Practices
To avoid data loss in disaster events, VMware vSphere Replication creates a copy to protect virtual machine simultaneously at the target site. This article demonstrates the VMware vSphere Replication best practices in deploying, configuration and recovery.
[Quick Guide] VMware Backup and Replication Software
Are you looking for a reliable software to perform VMware replication? Which tool can replicate VMware virtual machines without any complicated setting and unnecessary cost? You will find the best way to solve your problem in this article.
3 Effective Ways to Backup VMware VM to External Hard Drive
There is a 3-2-1 principle when it comes to backups, which mentions that an offsite backup is necessary. Therefore, backing up VMware VM to external hard drive is really a good idea. In this article, I will introduce 3 effective ways to do this.
How to Downgrade VMware ESXi Host in ESXi Recovery Mode
Do you know that the VMware ESXi recovery mode prompt when loading ESXi host is used to roll back the host to a previous version? In this article, I will introduce all the basic knowledges about VMware ESXi recovery mode.
How to Convert Physical Machine to Hyper-V VM | P2V
If you have numerous physical machines and want to convert physical to Hyper-V VMs, there are some useful tools to achieve P2V migration. This article introduces the efficient ways to solve your problem.
Virtual Machine Hot Backup VS Cold Backup | Comparison
When you prepare to back up your virtual machines, do you prefer hot backup or cold backup? In this article, I will help you to distinguish the differences between hot backup and cold hot backup, and offer you the reliable ways to achieve VM backup.
What is VMware Data Deduplication and How to Enable It
If you want to save the storage space without deleting your VM data, VMware data deduplication can help you. In this article, I will introduce how VMware data deduplication works, what the data deduplication benefits are, and how to enable it on a vSAN cluster.
Install Windows Server 2016 on VMware & Hyper-V Virtual Machine
Do you know how to install Windows Server 2016 on VMware or Hyper-V virtual machine? In this article I will show you the specific steps to do this.
How to Achieve Virtual to Virtual (V2V) Migration
If you are searching for a way to migrate VM to another virtual platform without reinstalling complicated applications, you can find the solution to achieve V2V migration in this article.
How to Fix Error: Failed to Quiesce the Virtual Machine
If you receive the error: Failed to quiesce the virtual machine, there are many reasons can lead to this issue. In this article, I will introduce 2 resolutions to the error occurs in different situations.
How to Perform VMware ESXi bare metal backup | VM & Host
Bare metal backup is necessary to restore bare metal to another host quickly and securely. This article introduces comprehensive information on how to achieve VMware ESXi bare metal backup and restoration conveniently.
Pros & Cons | 4 Types of VMware Incremental Backup
To save the time and disk space spent on VMware VM backup, taking incremental backup sounds like a good option. In this article, I will introduce 4 different types of it and analyzes how to set up a good backup strategy.
[Quick Start Guide] Working with VMware PowerCLI Commands
If you want an easier way to manage VMs on vSphere, VMware PowerCLI is a powerful command-line tool you can use. In this article, I will introduce what is it and the basic VMware PowerCLI commands.
What is Application Consistent Backup and How to Achieve It
I believe the importance of backing up consistent data needs no emphasis. If you want to achieve data consistency, you can refer to this article which help you figure out what is application and crash consistent backup and how to achieve it.
How to Fix Hyper-V VM Stuck at Restoring or Saved State
How to fix Hyper-V VM stuck in restoring? In this article, you will find 3 solutions of this problem. Meanwhile, you will learn about additional information about other common problems with Hyper-V VM and efficient solutions.
How to Backup VMware vSphere and Hyper-V VM to Synology NAS
NAS is a common storage and sharing device for enterprises, and many NAS manufacturers provide convenient backup tools to backup VMs. In this article I will introduce how to use Synology Active Backup for Business to back up VMware and Hyper-V VMs to Synology NAS.
How to Replicate or Move a VM to Another Host Efficiently
Replicating a virtual machine to another host is creating a copy of primary host to another host which contributes to quick disaster recovery and data migration.
How to Safely Recover Deleted Snapshot on VMware
If you mistakenly deleted VMware snapshots from datastore, and now you find yourself cannot power on the VM, is there any way to recover them and fix the VM? In this article, I will introduce how to solve this.
How to Deploy High Availability Hyper-V Cluster
When there is a planned or unplanned failure to your VM, what would you do to keep your VMs working continuously? In this article, I will introduce the detailed steps to set up Hyper-V failover cluster to protect VM comprehensively.
What is VM replication and How to Enable It on VMware vSphere
If you want greatly reduce the impact of the disruption from disasters, VM replication is an efficient DR measure for you. In this article I will introduce what is VM replication and how to enable it on vSphere for demonstration.
What is Hyper-V Replica and How to Set It up (Step by Step)
Hyper-V replica is a built-in feature to achieve fast disaster recovery of virtual machine, and it replicates the primary VM to a secondary host to store the data synchronously. You can learn how to set up Hyper-V replica step by step in this article.
Restoring Deleted VM on Hyper-V from VHD(X) or Exported Files
If you accidentally deleted a VM from Hyper-V Manager, is there any way to restore the deleted VM back? In this article, I will introduce the detailed steps to do this.
Best Practice to Back up VM and Datastore in VMware
Datastore is used to store all of VM data, backing up datastore in VMware seems to be necessary for VM protection. This article explains the backup procedures clearly for you.
How to Clone VM from Snapshot on VMware ESXi [Guide]
On VMware ESXi you cannot use the built-in feature to get new VMs in specific states when snapshots were taken, for further testing or actual deployment. But you can still create copies of the VM containing all the snapshots and restore to the specific snapshot you need.
How to Export Snapshot on VMware without Losing Data
You may have found the snapshots export option on Hyper-V, but there is no such an option in VMware products. So, is there a way to achieve that in VMware? That’s what I am going to introduce in this article.
How to Safely Restore VMware Snapshot to Different Server
If you want to perform further testing on VM's specific state on another host, is there any way you can directly restore VMware snapshot to different server? In this article, I will introduce how to achieve this.
How to Calculate and Manage VMware Snapshot Size
This article explains knowledge about VMware snapshot size and detailed steps to calculate and manage snapshot size in VMware, which is beneficial to improving virtual machine performance.
How to Safely Restore Snapshot to New VM on VMware
Since VMware snapshots are dependent on original VM, how can you restore snapshot to new VM? In this article, I will introduce how to do that on VMware Workstation and ESXi.
How to Convert Hyper-V VM to VMware or VMware to Hyper-V
Since VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V are not compatible with each other, you may wonder is there any way to convert Hyper-V VMs to VMware, or convert VMware VM to Hyper-V? In this article, I will introduce the detailed steps to achieve that.
How to Merge Multiple VMDK Files into One
After choosing split file mode for VM, you may suffer performance issue. So this article offers you solutions of merging multiple VMDK files into one file in ease.
Back up and Restore vCenter by Using NFS | Detailed Steps
Backing up vCenter by using NFS is to protect your vCenter from accidents, and it allows you to restore vCenter easily. This article explains the basic knowledge about vCenter backup and detailed steps on how to back up vCenter to NFS.
[Quick Start Guide] Backup Azure SQL Server Database
Azure automatically backs up Azure SQL Server databases. But do you know how to change the backup policy, or how to export SQL database to local machine? Here is a quick start guide on these issues.
VMware Backup Solutions | Copy, Export, Clone & Snapshots
Since there is no built-in backup option, how can you backup your VMware VMs? In this article, I will present 5 currently available VMware backup solutions.
Backup Hyper-V Host | What Does It Mean & Is It Necessary?
Backing up a vm to another datastore is a common method to protect data. This article includes the common scenarios to do so, and provides the detailed steps to backup or migrate VM to another datastore.
How to Schedule and Perform Virtual Machine Backup on Azure
Unlike VMware, Microsoft Azure provide a built-in backup feature, allowing you to protect your VM data by creating standalone VM backups. In this article, I will introduce how to schedule azure vm backup policy, and perform virtual machine backup on Azure.
How to Create and Manage Hyper-V Checkpoint
Checkpoint is similar to an "undo" button which allows you to revert the VM to the previous state. This article will explain checkpoint in detail and how to use it securely and quickly in Microsoft Hyper-V.
How to Clone VM on VMware ESXi with or without vCenter
If you want to create an exact copy of the VM to use as a secure test environment, then there is no better feature than cloning. In this article, I will introduce you how to clone VM on VMware ESXi using vCenter Server, or without vCenter.
How to Schedule VMware Snapshot Via vSphere Web Client
Snapshots are frequently used for VM data protection. Creating a scheduled snapshot task means to take snapshots automatically at a given point. In this article, I will explain the detailed steps to schedule VMware snapshot efficiently and the cautions while using snapshots.
What are VMware Snapshots & How to Work with Them Properly?
Do you know what are snapshots in VMware? VMware snapshots are convenient as quick failsafe rollback points, but have many limitations. In this article I will introduce you how they work, and how to use them properly.
How to Hot Backup VMware Virtual Machine While Running
Shutting down or suspending the VM before every backup can be laborious and reduce efficiency. For better maintain business continuity, in this article I will introduce 3 ways to hot back up VMware virtual machine while running.
MSSQL Restore Filelistonly | Understanding Its Usage
If you want to check the information of a backup file before performing the database restore, MSSQL Restore Filelistonly option can be helpful to you. In this article, I will introduce how to use it and other 3 important parameters in Restore statements.
How to Achieve Instant VM Recovery on VMware and Hyper-V
If you want to maintain your work continuity, instant VM recovery can be much helpful. In this article, I will introduce the easiest way to achieve instant VM recovery. That is, VM snapshot.
How to Create VMware Backup Schedule | Step by Step Guide
If you want to create VMware backup schedules, you might consider using ESXi Scheduled Tasks feature to automate snapshots or clones, or vCenter Server Appliance to schedule file-based backup. But if you want independent VM backups, perhaps a dedicated backup tool can better help you.
How to Restore VMware VM from Backup | ESXi & Workstation
Backups enable you to restore the VM in time once the original one is corrupted or deleted, ensuring that important data won’t lost. But how exactly should you restore it? In this article I provide the steps for restoring VMDK files or OVF/OVA files on VMware ESXi and Workstation.
3 Quick Ways for VMware ESXi Backup Host Configuration
If you only have one VMware ESXi host, and considering that reconfiguring your host is complex and time-consuming, then you may want to back up your host configuration to reduce the impact of host failure and save time. In this article I will introduce you 3 ways to do that using official tools.
Hyper-V Restore Checkpoint | Basic Knowledge and 2 Easy Ways
Hyper-V checkpoints provide a way to quickly restore the VM to a previous state, but it’s completely different from restoring VM from a backup. In this article I will analyze why they are different, and show you the proper steps to restore Hyper-V checkpoints.
Backup Hyper-V Host | What Does It Mean & Is It Necessary?
In most cases, backup Hyper-V host is not necessary. In this article I will elaborate 3 reasons that support this view, and explain what will be stored if you backup Hyper-V host.
Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Best Practices | Tips & Methods
There are many things to consider with Hyper-V virtual machine backups, and you may be wondering which are the best practices. In this article I summarize 10 tips and will introduce 1 common native tool and 1 dedicated backup tool to backup Hyper-V virtual machines.
How to Safely Backup VMware ESXi Virtual Machines [3 Ways]
Backing up the entire VM is an important measure to ensure the VM data security. In this article I will introduce the basic knowledge and 3 ways to safely backup VMware ESXi virtual machines.
VM Snapshot vs Backup | Differences and Proper Use
Many users have been confused by VM snapshot and backup. They can both be used to secure virtual machine data, but they work differently. In this article I will make a comparison, and demonstrate how to use them properly.
Virtual Machine Backup Solutions | VMware & Hyper-V
Virtual Machine snapshots, image-based backup and file-based backup are pretty different. In this article I will introduce you what they are and how to properly backup VMware and Hyper-V VMs.
MSSQL Backup Compression | Space-Saving Best Practice
MSSQL Backup Compression is a very simple and commonly used way to save disk space. In this article I will briefly introduce you this feature, and share few ways of how to enable it.
How to Backup Hyper-V Virtual Machines [3 Ways]
How to backup Hyper-V virtual machines and should I backup Hyper-V host? In this article I will analyze the difference between host-level backup and guest-level backup, and introduce you 3 available ways to backup Hyper-V VMs.
Quick Start Guide | SQL Server Management Studio Backup
SQL Server Management Studio is the most commonly used tool to back up our SQL Server databases. This article shows you how to use SQL Management Studio to meet different backup needs.
What is MSSQL Copy-only Backup and How to Create it
Performing a full backup in the middle of a differential backup task can interfere with subsequent backups and restores, which can lead to restore failures. So, if you only need database copies to perform testing or development, creating MSSQL Copy-only backups might be a good option.
Create Backup Devices to Simplify SQL Server Backup Process
When you want to change the destination path of multiple backup jobs or scripts, it can be tedious to edit each backup task one by one. Therefore, I recommend that you define a logical backup device, that allows you to change multiple settings by changing only the definition of the backup device.
Step by Step Guide to SQL Server Backup Encryption
Since SQL Server 2014, database administrators can enable Backup Encryption to protect their sensitive data. In this article I will introduce you how to meet the prerequisites need and detailed steps to achieve it.
3 Quick Ways to Create A SQL Server Differential Backup
If you have a huge SQL Server database, differential backups can be a very good solution to save disk space and backup time. In this article I will compare it to the other 2 of 3 main backup types, and introduce you 3 quick ways to create a SQL Server differential backup.
SQL Maintenance Plan | How to Automate Backups and Delete Old Backups
Creating Maintenance Plan is one of the most common ways to back up SQL Server databases. Here I will introduce you how to use Maintenance Plan to create automatic backup tasks and old backup deletion task.
How to Perform MS SQL Server Table Backup [6 Ways]
If you are troubled by no available ways to perform MS SQL Server table backup, maybe you can try copying and exporting to achieve the same results. In this article I will introduce you 6 ways to do this.
Create Daily SQL Database Backups with Unique Names [Guide]
Creating daily database backups with unique names in SQL Server can effectively distinguish between backups, avoiding data loss due to accidental deletion, or restore from the wrong backup. In this article I summarized 4 ways and their specific steps to do this.
Error-Free Ways to SQL Server Restore from Compressed Backup
You may create compressed backups to save disk space and enhance efficiency, but can you restore them without error? This article introduces how exactly to restore ZIP/RAR/BAK files, and offers 3 fixes to problems you may encounter.
How to Create Scheduled Backup in SQL Server 2016
If you think it’s troublesome to manually backup your SQL Server database per period, you may want to know what you can do to schedule and automate SQL Server 2016 database backups. In this article I will introduce you 4 ways to do this.
How to Backup VMware Workstation Virtual Machine
If you want to be able to restore your VMware Workstation virtual machine data once there’s any problem, regular backups may be the best solution. Here I will introduce you 4 methods and one effective alternative to do this.
5 Proven Ways to Fix SQL Server Database Stuck in Restoring
If you find your SQL Server database stuck in restoring, there could be plenty reasons. The most common reason is that you wrongly used No Recovery option. Here I summarized 5 ways to solve this problem.
6 Ways to Fix SQL Server Restore Failed Database in Use
If your SQL Server restore failed, saying exclusive access could not be obtained because the database is in use, try the following 6 ways to solve the problem.
Restore SQL Backup to New Database on Same or Another Server
Want to restore your SQL backup to new database with different name, or even restore to another server? In this article I will show you exactly how to do that in both two circumstances.
Easy Way to Create Windows Server 2016 Essentials Client Backup
You will learn an easy way to create Windows Server 2016 Essentials client backup, it's using client computer backup software - AOMEI Centralized Backupper. Learn more below.
Using Script to Backup SQL Server Database with Compression
If you find your SQL Server database backups are taking more and more disk space, and every time you back up it just takes too long, you can try using script to create compressed SQL database backups.
Create Windows Client Backup with Centralized Backup Software
How to perform Windows client backup on multiple computers & servers efficiently? Using centralized backup software is a good idea. It helps you to create and manage tasks for all the clients centrally.
How to Restore SQL Express Database from Backup (5 Ways)
If you have backed up SQL Server Express 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 in case of data loss or corruption, the next issue is how to restore SQL Express database from the backup. Keep reading to find the answer.
Backup SQL Server with BACKUP DATABASE TO DISK Command
The basic T-SQL command for backing up SQL Server is BACKUP DATABASE TO DISK. In this article, I will introduce how to make full backup, differential backup, etc. with it.
How to Backup All Computers on Network Effortlessly?
For administrator of multiple machines, a centralized solution to backup all computers on network can greatly save time and effort. Try this software out.
4 Methods to Automatically Backup SQL Server Databases
If you don’t want to set up backup task every time, you can try the following 4 methods to auto backup SQL Server databases with schedule. In addition to SSMS tools and batch file, auto backup software is also a considerable solution.
How to Restore SQL Database from Bak File? (3 Methods)
After completing the backup successfully, you can restore SQL database from bak file any time you need. In this post, you will find 3 methods to do this, including SSMS, T-SQL query and command line.
Guide & Example | Backup Script for SQL Server Database
SQL Server backup script can implement some more diverse and complex operations compared to SSMS GUI. In this post, I will provide the basis T-SQL commands and scripts to help you complete the database backup job.
4 Ways to Backup Database in SQL Server Management Studio
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is a configuring, monitoring and managing tool of SQL databases. In this article, we will introduce 4 different backup methods in SSMS, and a simpler way to centrally manage SQL backup and restore.
SQL Server | 4 Methods to Restore Database from Backup
If you’ve backed up SQL Server, you can restore database from the backup when you encounter problems that result in data corruption or loss. Here are 3 methods you can try.
How to Backup Database in SQL Server 2019? (5 Methods)
If your SQL Server 2019 database needs to be backed up, but you don't know the backup method, then read this article to learn about 4 effective backup solutions and an easier alternative.
How to Perform SQL Server Auto Backup Every Day? (2 Ways)
Looking for effective solutions to run SQL Server auto backup every day? Read this article carefully to get the best two tools and the detailed steps.
How to Use PowerShell Script to Backup Multiple SQL Databases?
Have multiple SQL databases that need to be backed up? Go through this article to learn two effective backup solutions – PowerShell script and AOMEI Centralized Backupper.
Microsoft SQL | How to Back Up All Databases of an Instance?
It’s not difficult to back up one or two databases in MSSQL, but how to back up all databases of an instance at once? Normally you can try following 4 methods to do it. I’ll also provide an easier alternative.
Backup SQL Server Database to NAS (Network Attached Storage)
Some users may want SQL Server backup to NAS drive, thus all the network connected clients could access the backup file and recover database when needed. But how can you do this without error? Here’s a tutorial.
How to Restore Multiple Databases in SQL Server? (3 Methods)
It may not be difficult to restore a SQL database from bak file, but how can you restore multiple databases in SQL Server at once? The SSMS restore GUI can’t help, so you need an efficient script, or powerful software.
Create and Manage Client Computer Backups on Windows Server
Are you looking for a way to create and manage client computer backups from one central server? Keep reading and learn how to perform Windows Server client backup.
Best Client-Server Backup Software for Windows | Download
What is client-server backup and how to do it efficiently? This article provides you the best client server backup software as well as a tutorial to backup client computers from Windows Server.
Top 3 Ways to Run MSSQL Backup in SQL Server 2012/2017/2019
Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) is widely used in enterprise deployments. If you are in need of backing up MSSQL databases, read this page to get the top 3 ways.
Use PowerShell Script to Restore SQL database from backup
How to use PowerShell scripts to restore one or multiple SQL databases? Here are detailed steps you can try.
How to Restore Microsoft SQL Databases? (5 Methods)
After backing up SQL databases, you still need to learn how to restore them when necessary. In this post, I provided 5 methods to restore MSSQL database from backup. Pick the one you like.
SQL Server Backup Failed | Solutions and Alternative
SQL Server backup failed because access is denied, shrink failed for LogFile, or the specified subsystem is invalid? This article analyzes the common reasons for SQL database backup failure, and provides corresponding solutions.
How to Backup SQL Database with Date in File Name?
This post covers how to use T-SQL commands for SQL database backup with date in file name, and how to execute the task with a schedule. If they are not convenient enough, you can also use professional SQL backup management tool.
(Solved) SQL Server backup to network share access denied
When you are trying to back up SQL Server database to network share, you may receive Operating system error 5 (Access is denied). To solve it, you could refer to the following solution, or try an error-free alternative.
How to Use Batch Script to Backup SQL Server Databases?
Compared to other methods, a batch script is especially useful when you want to back up batches of databases regularly. This post shares batch scripts for backing up SQL Server databases, and an alternative with equal functionality.
How to Backup SQL Database to Remote Location without Error?
You may receive various errors when using SSMS to backup SQL database to remote location. To complete the operation successfully, you could refer to the following methods, or try an easier alternative to perform backup without problems.
Guide | Backup and Restore SQL Database with Command Line
You can backup and restore SQL database via command line, which is especially useful in Express editions that lack schedule backup capabilities. Here’s a quick guide for you to backup database using SQLCMD.
2 Ways to Schedule Database Backup SQL Server 2012 Express
SQL Server 2012 Express does not provide any direct way to schedule database backup, so how to schedule database backup in SQL Server 2012 Express? Get the answer below.
Schedule Database Backup in SQL Server 2012/2014/2016/2019
You will learn how to schedule database backup in SQL server 2012/2014/2016 using SQL Server Agent jobs and SQL Serve Maintenance Plans. Also, an easier way is included.
Small Business Backup | Centrally Backup All PCs in Company
For small business, a backup strategy that protects critical business data is essential. Here's an example to help you centrally create and manage backups for all PCs within LAN.
How to Centrally Backup Systems of All Computers on Network?
Got multiple computers to manage and want to centrally backup all the systems at once? The best idea is to use an effective centralized backup software.
Centralized Backup Software - Backup All Computers on Network
You can try this centralized backup software to backup all computers within LAN simultaneously. Follow the steps below to create centralized task for Windows PCs and Servers.
Best Centralized Server Backup Software for Windows Servers
How to centrally backup servers and monitor the tasks? Here I will present a centralized backup software that can manage all the Windows Servers and PCs within LAN.
Best Backup Strategy for Multiple Windows Servers in the LAN
Do you need a centralized server backup strategy to protect multiple Windows servers or PCs on network? Here's a simple solution for home or business use.
4 Ways to Do MySQL Databases Restore from Dump File
How to perform MySQL restore? You will get the 4 ways to make MySQL restore databases with simple clicks. Just take it for reference.
Top 6 Ways to Backup MySQL Databases Easily
There are 6 ways provided in this post to backup MySQL database, you will know the MySQL dump database commands and other ways to create MySQL backup in Linux and Windows.
What Is MySQL Hot Backup and How to Perform It in Windows?
A hot backup is taken while the database is running and applications are reading and writing to the database, so it won’t interrupt MySQL transactions. Learn how to run MySQL hot backup efficiently from this page.
5 Solutions to Create MySQL Automatic Backup
How to backup MySQL all databases in Windows? Find 5 solutions for you to create MySQL auto backup in Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019.
2 Easy Ways to Run MySQL Full Backup On Windows 10/8/7 and Server
A MySQL full backup enables you to restore all databases and tables when problems occur. Learn how to create a full backup for MySQL databases easily from this page.
Use Batch File to Restore SQL Server Database from Backup
Among the methods to restore SQL Server database from backup, using batch file can simplify the process to the greatest extent, especially for users who need to perform recovery operations frequently. Here is a quick guide.
(3 Methods) Backup Remote SQL Server Database to Local Drive
What should I do if I want to backup database from remote SQL Server to a local drive? For those who have this question, this article will provide detailed steps for several methods.
Restore SQL Server Database from Backup Using Command Line
Here's how to restore SQL Server database from backup using command line. If you neither want to log into SSMS every time nor use T-SQL commands, you can also try a professional tool with intuitive GUI.
Backup SQL Server Database and Restore to Another Server | Guide
Here’s a simple guide to backup SQL Server databases and restore to another server. In addition, you can also migrate databases via Copy Database Wizard, or try a centralized backup solution. Keep reading to learn the details.
How to Create MySQL Incremental Backup on Windows? (2 Ways)
Want to create MySQL incremental backup to improve backup efficiency and save storage space? This page offers two solutions for your reference.