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SQL Server is one of the most stable and widely used database engines around in corporate environments. Given that SQL Server 2008 R2 Express+ is available free of charge, is rock solid and can support databases up to 10GB in size, it's a logical choice for many web and desktop applications hosted in-house in corporate environments. 

What can often be overlooked until it's too late (i.e. malware has corrupted the database, ransomware has encrypted it or the hard disk has given up the ghost) is a robust backup strategy. Commercial SQL Server backup tools can cost thousands but our method of choice is a robust Windows Powershell script. This script:

on 13th December
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  • sql server
  • instance
  • backup
  • automated
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