Effective February 15, 2021, the CodeGuard support center will be merging with the Sectigo support center. This means that support emails will come from support@codeguard.com, and the knowledge base will be hosted on sectigo.com. There will be no interruption of our services, and you will continue to receive top of the line support during and after this transition.

What types of databases does CodeGuard back up?

CodeGuard is compatible with MySQL and MS-SQL databases.


There are different types of MySQL database storage engines such as MyISAM and InnoDB, and we are compatible with all of them. There are some limitations with the MyISAM storage engine. More information on that can be found here.

We can also back up a MariaDB database. MariaDB is a community-developed fork of MySQL that has intentions of continuing high compatibility with MySQL databases. Because of this compatibility, our backups work well with MariaDB databases.


A few common database types that we are not compatible with at this time are PostgreSQL, SQLite, and MongoDB.

Connections to MySQL databases are available through direct MySQL connections or by tunneling over SSH, and direct MSSQL connections are available for MS SQL databases. For step-by-step instructions on adding your databases, please take a look at this support article.

If you have any other questions, please check out our other support articles related to database backups.


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