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View and modify scheduled Enterprise Manager SQL backup

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Searching pointed me to this question, which was closed, and awarded points, but I don't see an answer.

Can someone please answer where you can view and modify an existing backup in Enterprise Manager?

"06.18.2008 at 03:30PM EDT, ID: 21816184
I am interested in this too.

I have SQL 2000, went into the Enterprise Manager, highlighted the one DB to backup, Tools, Options, Backup. I setup a full daily backup to a folder. Then my backup software will backup that folder. I set this to overwrite every day.

The problem?

The built in SQL backup does not seem to let you alter a backup you created. As a matter of fact it doesn't seem to even acknowledge that you even made a backup schedule. Looking at Scheduled Tasks I see nothing there either stating a backup like you would with Windows backup.

Perhaps my server is messed up or is this by design? I won't know till tomorrow if my backups work, I guess I could schedule one to happen in the next 5 minutes but this sure seems strange.

Any advice?

Thanks! "
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by:David Todd
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Hi,

As you have found, you can't alter an existing backup.

What you can do is
a) write the script and put this in a SQL Agent job to schedule it
b) use the maintenance plan wizard to backup databases, cleanup (remove) old backups, etc.

HTH
  David
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dtodd

Can you at least see what an existing backup is doing?  I take it you cannot except analyze  the exported results
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Hi,

You can look at the job, you can look at the maintenance plan, but a backup isn't doing anything. A backup is something that is the result of an action.

Is the following screen-shot where you are looking?

You need to look in a different place or two.

Either look under Database Maintenance Plans, or expand SQL Server Agent and look under jobs.

It will be the maintenance plan (and its job) or the agent job that is making the backup.

HTH
  David
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