myLittleBackup has been designed for Shared SQL Server Hosting. We know how difficult it is to propose a good shared SQL Server hosting as you need to offer:
myLittleBackup will help you give your customers more freedom without reducing your security level. We know and understand all the points that make backup/restore processes a stressfull task for the web-hosting companies. The F.A.Q. below should convince you that myLittleBackup is the tool you are looking for. If you have more question, feel free to contact us at .
myLittleBackup can be used with these 4 different configurations:
The 4th configuration is the one we recommend. Each configuration is completly described in the Installation Guide.
In order to perform a backup or a restore with SQL Server, the user must have very "high-level" permissions like db_owner, db_backupoperator, dbo etc... The problem is that web-hosting companies does not apply these roles to their customer logins. That's why myLittleBackup offers the possibility to define authorizations based on database roles. Even if the web-hosting company only wants to give the user db_datareader, db_datawriter, db_ddladmin roles for security reason, it will be still be possible to offer backup/restore features using myLittleBackup.
myLittleBackup works with MS SQL 7.0, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2008R2 and 2012. It means that myLittleBackup can be used to backup a MS SQL 2000 database and then to restore this backup file on a MS SQL 2005 and further server. Please note that MS SQL backup files are not upward compatibles.
By default, myLittleBackup does not allow to restore a backup file that would exceed current database size limits. Of course you can disable this feature by setting up a flag to false in the configuration file.
You can specify the number of files you allow to upload. Then the user can manage (upload, download, delete) his files through the "Manage backup files" interface.
When a user is connected, he can only see the databases he has access to, i.e the databases he has an account on. Then in order to process a backup, restore or check process, the user roles must fit with the ones you specified in the config.file.
Yes, myLittleBackup writes its own daily log files in wich you'll be able to find all connection, backup, restore information.