Back Up & Restore SQL Server Database
This help section applies to Microsoft SQL Server connection only! By default, SpeedBase is configured to use a local database after installation.
If you did not modified the database type setting, you should read the help pages Snapshot Backups
and Cloud Backups instead.
If you are not sure which database type is in use, click "Database" menu from main window, select "Connection".
SpeedBase does NOT provide any functionality to automatically back up your SQL Server database.
You must use your own preferred method to safely and regularly back up your SQL Server database.
We recommend you also to test the backups to make sure that they are properly created and can be restored without any issues in case you need them.
What Data Do I Need to Back Up?
For an SQL Server connection, there are 2 separate type of objects which you must make sure that they are backed up regulary to avoid any possible disaster like
hard drive failure, incorrect data modification by user mistake, virus damage, physical threats like theft, fire etc.
- Your database on SQL Server
- File Attachments
How to Back Up / Restore Your SQL Server Database?
Backing up an SQL Server database and restoring it is beyond the scope of this help documentation.
For further information, please consult the documentation of your SQL server or backup software.
How to Back Up File Attachments?
Note that, SpeedBase has multiple different methods to save file attachments. Backing up your SQL server database does NOT mean that file attachments are also backed up.
You should consider the following cases for file attachments and adjust your backup procedure accordingly:
If you have a number of file fields with mixed setup, make sure that they are all backed up for each cases described above.
- If a field of file/image data type was set to "copy to remote database", files attached to that field are always written to your SQL Server database.
So backing up your SQL Server database will also back up these files as well.
- If a field of file/image data type was set to "copy to local data folder", files attached to that field are always copied into the data folder.
You must back up the "data folder" in order to back up file attachments.
If you have a multiuser license and client computers were not set up to use the same current data folder located on a shared network folder, it is possible that individual users
have saved their file attachments to a local folder on their own machine. If you have found out that this happened, you must include data folders on each client machine in your backup plan.
- If a field of file/image data type was set to "save as shortcut", files attached to that field are always accessed from their original location.
In that case, you must make sure that each of these files are backed up from their original location. You may consider keeping attached files in a single dedicated
folder tree to make backup process easier.