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sql server 2005 reporting services backup

Posted on 2007-10-18
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to backup my reporting services database would i just need to backup ReportServer, or does ReportServerTempDB also need backedup
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ReportServerTempDB stores report cache information. When a report is set as a cached instance, there is no definite time when that report is executed. It depends on which process requests the report first. Once the report is executed, the intermediate format and data are stored in the ReportServerTempDB database. If this database were to fail, the cached information would be lost. But, since it is executed when a user views the report, there is no real loss of information.
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According to BOL "Backup and Restore Operations for a Reporting Services Installation"

The only reason to backup the reportservertempdb is to avoid having to
recreate it if there is a hardware failure.
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by:Fraser_Admin
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why am i unable to backup the log file for reportserver in a maintenance plan.  usually it gives me the optoin to backup full, differential or log.  but for this database only full or differential. do log files grow in the db like other ones?

i'm just concerned of loosing subscription information since i have over 100 reports auto emailed.  don't feel like going threw a bunch of email to set it up again.
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<<why am i unable to backup the log file for reportserver >>

Check the recovery model. If it is set to Simple you cannot take log backups. To take Transaction log backups it should be set to full.
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oh i bet that is it....thanks
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