Solved

sql backup database maintenence and backup vs veritas backup

Posted on 2006-07-20
5
393 Views
Last Modified: 2009-12-16
Is there a big difference from doing a database maintenance with backup to a drive then backing up those files vs just backing up sql with veritas using the sql backup agent?

I think i may be confusing mysef?  Do i do the database mainteance without a backup, then backup using the agent?

What would be the best method?  Currently we have a maintenance plan with backup then we are backing up the backup with veritas.

Thanks,

Chad
0
Comment
Question by:lgropper
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Atlanta_Mike
Comment Utility
Although I have the ability to use Veritas to do my backups, I prefer using the SQL Backup. I have created a SQL job that does a backup of my databases, zips the files and moves them to another server.

A nightly backup job creates a backup to tape of the directory where the zipped backups reside. This way you have a redundant backup process.
0
 

Author Comment

by:lgropper
Comment Utility
What i have created here is the backups being pulled from another server running veritas and backing up to disk.  then we have tape backups of the disk backups, so its along the same line.  

I'm just wondering if there is a major difference between doing it with the maintenece or pulling from another server.

Chad
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
TRACEYMARY earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
We just use sql backups straight to the network drive and then the network guy runs veritas to do backups to tapes of the bak...files
0
 

Author Comment

by:lgropper
Comment Utility
sounds good, thanks for the input!

chad
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Atlanta_Mike
Comment Utility
Isn't that basically what I said? Except I gave additional information that could be useful for doing you're own backups? :-)
0

Featured Post

Free Trending Threat Insights Every Day

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
table fragmentation 40 73
query help 18 50
SQL Server 2016 Developers Edition Install 4 56
Data to display differently-SQL Server 4 19
I wrote this interesting script that really help me find jobs or procedures when working in a huge environment. I could I have written it as a Procedure but then I would have to have it on each machine or have a link to a server-related search that …
Introduction SQL Server Integration Services can read XML files, that’s known by every BI developer.  (If you didn’t, don’t worry, I’m aiming this article at newcomers as well.) But how far can you go?  When does the XML Source component become …
Via a live example, show how to setup several different housekeeping processes for a SQL Server.
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the documentation available for datatypes, explain the available data types and show how data can be passed into and out of variables.

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now