Solved

SQL set up maintenance plan ??

Posted on 2010-08-12
3
1,120 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
We have a program to track donations to our non-profit. The engine is SQL.

The donors program works fine , I never have to fool with it. However I want to assure myself that what I think is the backup really will work if needed.

I'm trying to get the Maintenance Plan Wizard to come up. It says, select the db, expand the Management folder and right click on Maintenance Plan Wizard

Well, "Maintenance Plan Wizard" isn't there.

In the help for SQL 2005,iIt  says 'you must be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role'. Near as I can figure both users I logged in as are in that role.

Any clue?

I think a backup is alrady running: I see the folder it should be in and files with appropriate dates. But I can't figure out what the schedule is (or is it backing up in real time?)

You may have guessed I'm a noobie at SQL. Sorry.

I think I'm using MS SQL Server 2005 Express, on a Windows 2000 Server.
The donor program is SAGE 50 Fundraising

Thanks

LC
0
Comment
Question by:cgunix
3 Comments
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Raja Jegan R earned 500 total points
ID: 33425673
>> I think I'm using MS SQL Server 2005 Express, on a Windows 2000 Server.

SQL Server 2005 Express Edition doesn't have Maintenance plans in it and hence Maintenance Wizard is not showing up.
Instead you can try using the steps below to take backups automatically in express.

http://www.sqldbatips.com/showarticle.asp?ID=27
http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1174
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:ThakurVinay
ID: 33427797
Sql Server Express does not have jobs so you can not create Maintainance plan.

upgrade to evalution edtion or other edtion to make it work.

HTH
Vinay
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cgunix
ID: 33432256
Good answer.

LC
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ever needed a SQL 2008 Database replicated/mirrored/log shipped on another server but you can't take the downtime inflicted by initial snapshot or disconnect while T-logs are restored or mirror applied? You can use SQL Server Initialize from Backup…
I have a large data set and a SSIS package. How can I load this file in multi threading?
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the documentation available for date manipulation functions and by using a select few of these functions, show how date based data can be manipulated with these functions.
This videos aims to give the viewer a basic demonstration of how a user can query current session information by using the SYS_CONTEXT function

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question