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What do I backup when I back up the Master and msdb database?

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I like to back up the following:

Maintenance Plans
Logins, at the SQL Server level
Memory and Connections settings
Database Mail settings, like profiles and accounts
Operators
Server Objects, like linked servers

If I backup the Master and msdb databases, will these things be backed up?
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Yes.  Master and MSDB are the two most important.

There are others like Model and Resources but resources is treated more like a binary file and physically backed up (not SQL Server backup), and model is often not really used / changed unless you specifically have used it and so doesnt warrant regular backup (well some places never do).

Have a read of : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190190.aspx

It can be *interesting* restoring Master and you should really follow the links for "special considerations". You might prefer to script permissions and so on so they can be reapplied more easily.



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Sorry Mark, while answering your answer wasn't there.
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