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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 EXPRESS -- Automatic Backup ?

Posted on 2009-07-08
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I currently open Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express, rightClick on the database I want to backup, and leftClick TASKS/BACKUP.

How can I get this to automatically run on my "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 EXPRESS" at 2pm daily ?
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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unfortunately there is no sql server agent available on SQL Express , you have try the methods mentioned here
http://askmesql.blogspot.com/2009/07/maintenance-plans-in-sql-2005-express.html
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by:Raja Jegan R
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Attached are the steps and screenshots I did (on two different machines, both running their own MSSQL 2005 Express) based on http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1174, I waited for the task to finish, but nothing except my Backup.sql appeared in C:\Backup after doing a refresh.

1. How can I see what errored in the "Scheduled Task" ?
2. How can I get this to work ?
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by:Raja Jegan R
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You configured LAPTOPSDL\laptop user to configure Scheduled backups to run.

Does that user is part of Sysadmin and database admin privileges so that backup task can run successfully.
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Anthony Perkins earned 500 total points
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Let me ask the same question I asked in your duplicated question here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/Q_24560838.html

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Assuming that LAPTOPSDL is local, what happens when you run the following from the command line:
sqlcmd -S LAPTOPSDL -E -i C:\backup\backup.sql
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