One of the most important aspects for a database environment is ensuring reliable backups are being performed regularly and a dependable recovery plan is established in the event of a system failure, data corruption or suspected database. Our SQL experts can prepare a sound backup and recovery model for your organization to ensure faster availability in case of a disaster.
Backup Plan - onsite and offsite
We can design your backup policy for onsite storage and/or offsite storage to protect your precious data from being lost in case of a catastrophe.
We can design your recovery plan. How to bring your business back online in the shortest possible time and without any loss of data.
A well-established Maintenance Plan will help keep your database and transaction log in good shape.
Database mirroring is a new SQL Server 2005 technology available for increasing database availability. Database mirroring transfers transaction log records directly from one server to another and can quickly fail over to the standby server. You can code client applications to automatically redirect their connection information, and in the event of a failover, automatically connect to the standby server and database. Fast failover with minimal data loss has traditionally involved higher hardware cost and greater software complexity. Database mirroring, however, can fail over quickly with no loss of committed data and it does not require proprietary hardware.
If your business is spread over to different geographical locations and you want your data to be in synch, SQL Server does provide replication technology to keep your data in synch. This depends on customized requirements and nature of data. Replication technology can also be utilized to keep data off-site to distribute the workload. There are also various Replication Tools available in the market to meet with real-time replication requirements for long distant sites.
Microsoft Clustering Services (MSCS) Enterprise or Datacenter Editions and SQL Server Failover Clustering provides SQL clustering solutions. This is a good option to achieve high availability or no downtime or minimal downtime where both the servers in clustering are at a shorter distance.
SQL Server Log Shipping can be used to feed transaction logs from one database to another on a constant basis. Continually backing up the transaction logs from a source database and then copying and restoring the logs to a destination database keeps the destination database synchronized with the source database. This allows us to have a backup server and also provides a way to offload query processing from the main computer (the source server) to read-only destination servers.