Requirements

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019

  • Shared Management Objects and CLR Types for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or 2012 respectively

  • OBRM must be installed on the same machine where Microsoft SQL Server is installed

  • OBRM must be run with administrator privileges (Run as administrator)

Database backup

  1. Open OBRM.

  2. Click the wrench icon opposite to MS SQL Server Backup.

Database selection, retention policy, authentication policies

The OBRM will automatically detect and list supported SQL databases, just select the databases to backup

If the database has already been backed up, the Last Full and Differential Backup Dates will be listed.

  1. Select the necessary backup and retention policy options.

    The user can set a retention policies for the full and differential backups based on age in days.

    Only a single Full and, optionally, a single Differential backup file are required to recover your SQL Database.

    If you decided to keep the latest copy of backup locally (it’ll be saved and kept in folder you selected as Temp folder path) please check the correspondent field.

    If you don’t want to use the current credentials, please clear Use Windows Authentication and fill the user credentials you prefer

    Don’t forget to check Test Connection to be sure that selected credentials can be used.

    The Temp folder path is used to store the SQL Database(s) selected for backup while processing and preparing for online backup (create a backup file, compress, encrypt and then transfer it). While filling Temp folder path field you may select different credentials, appropriated to the selected path. The Temp folder path and its credentials must be setup for each database separately.

  2. When finished with backup options, click Next to schedule your backup time.

Scheduling options

If you choose Backup even when Windows user isn’t logged on you have to provide the credentials for the account on behalf of which this backup will run.

Don’t forget to fill the email address to which backup reports will be sent.

If you want the Backup job will run right after you complete with the wizard, check the field Run backup at the end of wizard.

When all necessary data filled just click Finish to complete the wizard.

If you selected Run backup at the end of wizard, your backup will start immediately and you’ll get the results as follows

Database restore

Use the OBRM to restore protected SQL Databases to your local machine by selecting the Restore Tab, refreshing your backup set.

Restore from the cloud

Database selection

Find your machine, database and the date of backup you want to restore

  • Full Backup

  • Differential Backup

For best recovery speed, it may be best to first restore the full backup to your computer without selecting the differential backups. Then, go back and select the differential backup file to which you would like to restore.

  1. Right button of the mouse click the selected .bak file and choose Recover

  2. Select the location for restored file and click OK.

  3. Wait for the recovery process completion

Database restore to an SQL server

Once you have the backup files you need on your local machine, use SQL Management Studio to recover the full and after this – the differential backup if exist.

Instructions can be found here.