Hi I'm looking to automat a backup of my SQL server database (2008 express). I would like to do this daily prior to running some other scheduled jobs.Having not created backup schedules befor I was looking for a bit of advice and assistance/examples.
1) What is the best way to get a scheduled back up. Is this through SQL server or create a script and get windows scheduler to run the script (if possible) are there other alternatives.
2) when I perform a backup I would like to keep the past 20 backups. I see that you can set up backups to expire after a certain amount of time. So do I append to an existing backup or do I create a backup with a datestamp - how would I do either?
3) what other things may I need to take into consideration ?
Appologies for this being very general however I have not had much experience here.
In express edition of SQL Server, you can't schedule backups and hence use the script in the link below to schedule automated backups in SQL Server 2008:
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