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SBS 2008 WSS alternative backup

Posted on 2011-05-07
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I have a SBS2008 server with 30gb of wss data. The built in scheduled backup is running every night correctly.
Can you suggest me an additional way how i can back up the sql database, without massing up the built in backup strategy. I found that that there is no "copy only" backup available at sql management studio when i connect i try to backup sharedwebdb.

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Backup assist is a great utility for a second backup of all of SBS.   Another is StorageCraft...both are very SBS friendly

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Thank you very much for the ideas, i will give them a try.
Is it an apprepriate solution for this problem to do an offline bacup of the wss databse, after i stop windows internal database process?
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by:Cris Hanna
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That's an option.
But you said the SBS backups are completing successfully everynight?
The SBS integrated backup is backing up your WSS data as well.

Just curious as to why you think you need a secondary backup of WSS and not everything else?

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I just like to make sure that the data of the company is in secure under any circumstances. :)
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by:Cris Hanna
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And are you taking these backups off site everyday?
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