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I have created a batch file to do a backup of our server data using the xcopy command and that worked properly. I want to backup my MSSQL database using the same batch file, what sequence of commands do I need to backup my MSSQL Database called "test"?

My OS is SBS 2003. please ote that i dont want to use NTbackup...
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Is it SQL Express ?
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by:FirstMM
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Hi, if I am speaking out of turn then I apologise.
I am not sure if you will be able to restore backups made by xcopy.
Are you copying the SQL server automated backup files (made by SQL server) or backing up the .mdf/.ldf files in the DATA folder?
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by:Humpdy
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I think the poster wants to be able to do a SQL backup from within a batch file which he is using already.

adding this into it should do the trick.

cd (locaction where oSQL exe is)
oSQL -E -S server\datbase
backup database database_name to disk='d:\location\db.bak'
go
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BTW, you don't want to do a copy of the mdf and ldf file. You probably won't be able to restore that correctly. You have do a SQL backup, like oSQL.
you could also kick off an SSIS package but that's more complex.
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by:Abbas Haidar
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you are right Humpdy, I want to backup the MSSQL 2005 Databse to my external hard drive using a batch file, I will try your solution and see :D.

thanks
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I have 3 Store Procedures that creates database backups (FULL, DIFF, LOGs). I scheuled 3 separate jobs with SQL Server agent to run backups. I also have another batch command (.bat) file that copies my backup to external drive ising Windows scheduler. I notice that COPY or Xcopy sometimes does not work so I used ROBOCOPY.  
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