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sql 2005 transaction log backups

Posted on 2011-09-12
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hi all

i am trying to set up a transaction log back up against one db (its in full recovery mode), i create the backup as the picture illustrates and select the db, but each time i save and close out it loses the database selection !

i cant see what i could be missing?

also if anyone has any important steps i should be following when backing up the log files - please feel free to advise! eg i have read that there is an option to ignore transactions once they are backed up - but cant see it?

cheers

mal
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by:dba2dba
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Did you have the DB Setup to FULL Recovery mode?

Before taking a transaction log backup, you should

1) Change the recovery model to FULL

--ALTER DATABASE DATABASE_NAME SET RECOVERY FULL
--or using GUI . Database Properties - Options - Change it to FULL

2) Take a Full Backup

You have to do this in order to be able to setup transaction log backups.

Thanks,
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by:malraff
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did you read my question :)
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must be a bug in sql !
as despite not showing the database that i have selected the plan is still running and backing up my logs!??

even if i select view T sql from the job it shows me nothing!
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by:dba2dba
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Sorry, I did not read the question properly. You can try applying the latest SP/Hotfix.

THanks,
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by:dervishi
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Tryto make trn backup using sql script

Backup Log "database_name" to "filebackup.trn.
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by:malraff
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sql server bug
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