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SQL 2005 backups

Posted on 2011-09-16
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Your SQL Server database is currently set to Full recovery model. Without regular transaction log backups, they will eventually consume all available disk space.

Looking for a article to setup backup correctly. I use backup exec for backup .bak files not live sql data.
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An article for someone new to SQL
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If you run your database in Full recovery, you need to backup your transaction log files.  It sounds like you are backing up your data files.  Here is a step by step guide to back up the log files.  It's 2008, but it should still apply.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/john_daskalakis/archive/2010/02/09/9960381.aspx

Greg

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Unfortunately backup exec will not truncate or shrink the log files automatically.
To get round this I set up a maintenance plan in sql to trucate the logs.

Symantec Support Article - http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH33654

How to setup a maintenance plan to shrink the databases in sql server 2005 - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188432(v=sql.90).aspx
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By the way, the other option is to change the recovery model to simple.  Then backup aren't necessary, but you lose the ability to restore to a point in time.  You would only be able to restore from the full backup.

Greg

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Thanks, I wil go over these and make a new post if I have any new questions
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