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How to copy the backup of a database to another server / website

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My client server application and the SQL server database is deployed in a remote location.
The SQL server database is backed up and is stored in the same server. But how can we copy this backup to another location. Can I copy it on to another computer on there network or can I use like a Webservice call and have the ackup copied onto the Datacenter in my headquarters. The backup file is about 500MB. Or is there any service available that I can plug in to copy the file off nightly.

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What is your goal for the backup location - Off-site or Just replicated to another server?

In the end, you can copy that backed up database to any media and move it where ever.  I use a .vbs file to do copies to an in-house backup server, which then dumps to tape.  If you're looking for off-site and don't want to be using tapes, as long as there's enough bandwidth I'm sure you can upload to any online backup server you prefer.

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all this has to be done automatically every night. The goal is if my server blows up I have somewhere to go and get atleast the previous days data.
could you please explain "you can upload to any online backupserver" ?
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Do you have access to the SQL Server Management Studio, then you can schedule a back using Maintainance Plan Wizard under Management in the object explorer. This is the easiest and reliable way to schedule your backups.
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If you have the exported / backed-up database file (.bak), you can put it anywhere you want.  If it doesn't need to be off-site, maybe an external drive.  You can then use a batch file, vbs file, or NTbackup and schedule a copy of the database .bak file to it.

kamanda:  He mentioned that it is backing up the db, but just local at this point.
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Sql 2008 lets you compress backups, which will help if you are copying this over a WAN.  To elaborate on the above a little, you can have a sql agent job run, make a backup, and copy the backup elsewhere; or you can have a vbs script or similar connect to the server, make a backup, and do the copy.  Security things might interfere with either of these but you'll need to give more details.
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