back up SQL on Server 2003

Can NT backup on Windows server 2003 backup SQL?
palefaceAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

MOA81Commented:
Dear paleface
Well not in this manner ...

We have 2000 SQL Server

the backup is taken on scheduled basis to a specific folder

and then we have a windows automated back the picks the SQL backups into the tape

thats how most people do it

Regards
Mohammad Ali
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Christopher KileCommented:
>Can NT backup on Windows server 2003 backup SQL?
 
No.  It can back up the files SQL Server uses, but you aren't guaranteed that the transactional state of the database has been saved to those files at any given moment in time. MOA81 is exactly right in how to proceed.
0
palefaceAuthor Commented:
So what you both are telling me is that Nt cannot actually backup a restorable version of SQL db but that it can back up the backup files which SQL would use to back itself up and restore .. from within SQL ... Thank you.
0
Christopher KileCommented:
Exactly, and yvw :)
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Server OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.