I 'm currently in the midst of establishing a backup procedure for my SQL 2005 databases. I'm scheduling a maintenance plan that occurs nightly. The backups will then be written to tape via my backup software. My question is, should the transaction log first be backed up followed by the full database backup? Or, should the full database backup take place followed by the transaction log backup.
scheduling nightly backups to take place from SQL maintenance. Then these backups will be written to tape by my backup software.