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How to back-up a database automatically?

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I would like to automatically back-up my database daily at 12:00AM. I would like the back-up files to be in "C:\backups" and the file name should be "databaseName_YYYYMMDD.bak" where "YYYYMMDD" is the year, month and day. For example, the following is what we should see in "backups":

databaseName_20081012.bak
databaseName_20081013.bak
and so on...

I don't mind writing the script in a batch file and then use the task scheduler to run it at 12:00AM daily.
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by:harwantgrewal
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Hi you dont have access to Managment Studio. As you can create Job in there and sechdule them.

Harry
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The standard way to do that is to create a Management Plan.  A wizard will walk you thru the steps under the Management node of Object Explorer
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by:killdurst
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Ok I see the Management node under Object Explorer, but when I right click on it I only see "Refresh". How do I access the wizard?
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Probably you user is not in SysAdmins group thats why you couldn't see anything there. Attached is the snap shot of how it looks.

Harry
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Righto...you need the necessary permissions.  
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I'm logged in as "sa" and under "Security" -> "Logins" and when I right click on "sa" and check the server roles, "sysadmin" is selected already. Am I missing anything else here?
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Aww shucks... I'm using Management Studio Express... I think the maintenance plans are not included in this version...
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Yeah you are right you need to have
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Thanks
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Managed to find a solution...

- Right clicked on my database -> Tasks -> Back Up... and then scripted it to a file...
- Then I called the sql file from a batch file.
- The batch file creates the backup by executing the following code:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn>SQLCMD.EXE -S <server name or ip> -U <username> -P <password> -i C:\temp\20081015\backup.sql
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I am happy that you found the solution :)

Harry
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