sql server express backup schedule

I have a couple of sql server express editions. I want to schedule backups for database on them. Could you tell me how to do it.  Also if the backup fails I want to be notified by email.
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Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
Two options
> visit lazycoding.com and download the free SQLScheduler
> visit ola.hallengren.com and download the scripts there.  They can be scheduled with the windows task manager.

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Lee OsborneSenior Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
You could create a scheduled task in WIndows to run a batch file with the following command line:

sqlcmd -E -S servername\sqlexpress –Q "BACKUP DATABASE [dbname] TO DISK='d:\dbname.bak' "

Just change the SQL instance and the dbname and location, and this should backup as expected.

Lee
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