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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Zip & FTP database for backup purposes

My situation:

i need to backup, zip and FTP my database to another server for safety purposes.

My MSSQL database run a daily backup job at 12:00AM to backup folder (E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Backup\) with name: MyDB_backup_200806010000.bak
where 2008 = YYYY, 06 = MM, 01 = DD and 0000 is fixed

my part is zip MyDB_backup_200806010000.bak to and FTP to folder myapp/db in the remote site.

Software: 7zip, core ftp LE (both are free), both can be downloaded free only, google it online and you can get the file downloaded.

1. Install Core Ftp LE in the server (my installation folder: c:"\program files\coreftp\coreftp.exe")
2. Open Core Ftp LE and create my FTP site and enter FTP username and password. I name my site mybacksite.
3. Install 7zip in the server. Copy 7z.exe from the installation folder (mine is in C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe) to database backup folder (mine is in E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Backup\).
4. Write a windows batch script (batch) to perform the zip and ftp process. I name it appDBbackup.bat and put it in (mine is in E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Backup\)


@echo Off

for /f "tokens=1,2" %%u in ('date /t') do set d=%%v

for /f "tokens=1" %%u in ('time /t') do set t=%%u

if "%t:~1,1%"==":" set t=0%t%

rem set timestr=%d:~6,4%%d:~3,2%%d:~0,2%%t:~0,2%%t:~3,2%

set datestr=%d:~6,4%%d:~0,2%%d:~3,2%

set timestr=%t:~0,2%%t:~3,2%

7z a -tzip MyDB_backup_%datestr00.bak


c:"\program files\coreftp\coreftp.exe" -s -O -u "E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Backup\" -site mybacksite -p /myapp/db/

5. Create a windows scheduler to run the job. Point the task to appDBbackup.bat. In my case, i point to E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Backup\appDBbackup.bat and i schedule it at 12:30AM, 30 minutes after the backup started.

to know more on how to create windows scheduler. read this


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for brain!