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SQL 2005 Express script - how to change instance

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I have a SQL 2005 script that I want to use to create a scheduled task and run sqlcmd to backup all of the databases.  I can run this script within the SQL Express 2005 management studio, however when I Setup a scheduled task, it starts to backup all databases from my SQL 2000 instance as well - which I also have installed on the same server.  So, I have SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 Express installed on the same SQL server, however there are 2 seperate instances.  I only want to  backup the SQL200501 instance.

My question is - how can I modify this SQL script to ONLY backup SQL 2005 Express databases?  The SQL 2005 instance is called SQL200501.  I'm running the following command with my scheduled task:

sqlcmd -S . -i "C:\BackupAll2005Express.sql" - points to my sql script on the C drive.

Here's the script:

DECLARE @BackupFile varchar(255), @DB varchar(30), @Description varchar(255), @LogFile varchar(50)
DECLARE @Name varchar(30), @MediaName varchar(30), @BackupDirectory nvarchar(200)
SET @BackupDirectory = 'C:\Backuped_SQL_DB\'
--Add a list of all databases you don't want to backup to this.
DECLARE Database_CURSOR CURSOR FOR SELECT name FROM sysdatabases WHERE name <> 'tempdb' AND name <> 'model' AND name <> 'Northwind'
OPEN Database_Cursor
FETCH next FROM Database_CURSOR INTO @DB
WHILE @@fetch_status = 0

    BEGIN
          SET @Name = @DB + '( Daily BACKUP )'
          SET @MediaName = @DB + '_Dump' + CONVERT(varchar, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP , 112)
          SET @BackupFile = @BackupDirectory + + @DB + '_' + 'Full' + '_' +
                CONVERT(varchar, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP , 112) + '.bak'
          SET @Description = 'Normal' + ' BACKUP at ' + CONVERT(varchar, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP) + '.'

          IF (SELECT COUNT(*) FROM msdb.dbo.backupset WHERE database_name = @DB) > 0 OR @DB = 'master'
                BEGIN
                      SET @BackupFile = @BackupDirectory + @DB + '_' + 'Full' + '_' +
                            CONVERT(varchar, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP , 112) + '.bak'
                      --SET some more pretty stuff for sql server.
                      SET @Description = 'Full' + ' BACKUP at ' + CONVERT(varchar, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP) + '.'
                END      
          ELSE
                BEGIN
                      SET @BackupFile = @BackupDirectory + @DB + '_' + 'Full' + '_' +
                            CONVERT(varchar, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP , 112) + '.bak'
                      --SET some more pretty stuff for sql server.
                      SET @Description = 'Full' + ' BACKUP at ' + CONVERT(varchar, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP) + '.'
                END
                BACKUP DATABASE @DB TO DISK = @BackupFile
                WITH NAME = @Name, DESCRIPTION = @Description ,
                MEDIANAME = @MediaName, MEDIADESCRIPTION = @Description ,
                STATS = 10
          FETCH next FROM Database_CURSOR INTO @DB
END
CLOSE Database_Cursor
DEALLOCATE Database_Cursor
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