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SQL Backup Master Help

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SQL Backup Master supports the use of Box for database backup purposes.


To use Box as a backup destination, you must have a Box account. If you don't already have a Box account, you can visit their website in order to create one.


To create a Box backup destination, click the Add toolbar button in the Destinations section of the Database Backup Editor window. When prompted to choose a destination, select Box and click the Select button.




SQL Backup Master must be authorized to connect with your Box. Doing so allows SQL Backup Master to upload database backup files to Box on your behalf.


Click the Authorize Now button to proceed. Your default web browser will be launched and directed to a special page within the Box website where you can either Allow or Deny cooperation between SQL Backup Master and your Box account. Click the Grant Access button if you wish to continue with authorization. You will then be shown an authorization code, which you must copy and paste into SQL Backup Master.


Once the authorization is completed, SQL Backup Master will then show the name of the associated Box account.


Congratulations, SQL Backup Master can now back up your SQL Server databases to your Box.


Optional Settings


The following optional settings are also available:


Remote dir - By default, SQL Backup Master will upload database backup files into the root of your Box. Here, you can specify a directory name (e.g. "SQL Backups" or something similar) to use instead. If the directory doesn't already exist, it will be created. You can also specify multiple sub-directories by separating them with a forward slash (e.g. "Apps/SQL Backups").

Emergency destination - When this option is enabled, the associated backup destination will be used only if all other backup destinations fail.




Each time SQL Backup Master successfully uploads a database backup to a destination, it executes a clean-up procedure.


This allows you to automatically remove database backup files that are older than a specified number of days.


Important: Cleanup operations for a given destination will only affect the database backup files associated with that destination.