Backup through VB

Friends,

I am needing to do backup through VB.
How can I make this for SQL and Access???
I don't want to discharge any file bat and I don't want to configure any job in SQL. I want that VB knife this for me....

I want for all the operating systems...

DenisPaim.
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
For access file, you can simply zip the MDB file.

For SQL Server, this is a bit harder. You will need to use SQL-DMO that will give you objects to do database manipulation.
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Brendt HessSenior DBACommented:
Much depends on exactly what you need.

In SQL SERVER, you can use DMO *or* SQL Statments (BACKUP DATABASE is our friend)

In Access, a FileCopy, or some other procedure that copies the DB, is about all you can do (although a CompactDatabase to a new destination is also possible)
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riaz9Commented:
'in SQL Server using isqlw, you can add a dump device -- see help on sp_addumpdevice for this

sp_addumpdevice 'disk', 'backup_file_logical_name', 'c:\mssql7\backup\backup_filename'

'from vb, you can use the ADODB.Connection object's Execute function to create the backup


Private Sub cmdBackup_Click()
    cn.Execute "Backup database database_name to backup_file_logical_name with Init"
End Sub

'here i have used the init option to overwrite the backup everytime.


'in Access just like emoreau said you can zip the mdb file or use the FileSystemObject function to copy the file to another location.
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MoondancerCommented:
Thanks, emoreau  for your help here.

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