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VBScript to Backup SQL

Posted on 2012-03-22
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Hello Experts,

Is it possible to create a VBscript to backup a SQL database?

Using the SQL backup in SQL Express 2008 R2 I was able to generate the following script and I would like to turn it into a VBS:

BACKUP DATABASE [db] TO  DISK = N'D:\db' WITH NOFORMAT, NOINIT,  NAME = N'db-Full Database Backup', SKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD,  STATS = 10
GO

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As a final result I would like to add the VBS to Windows scheduler every 15 min. Is this a safe way to do it since my database is only 40mb, expecting it to grow maybe to 200 over the next year or two?

Lastly, I am wondering when the script creates this file, will I be able to just copy the backed up file and attach it to my development server without doing import/export?

Thanks
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You can execute the task scheduler without a vbs. Just create a batch file and add the following:

set OSQL=%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\osql.exe
 "%OSQL%" -U "sa" -P "<password>" -S "." -d "master" -b -e -q "BACKUP DATABASE [db] TO  DISK = N'D:\db' WITH NOFORMAT, NOINIT,  NAME = N'db-Full Database Backup', SKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD,  STATS = 10"

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you have to change the path to your osql.exe file.
-S is the instance name. use "." for no instance or ".\instancename" if you have one.
Use -E instead of -U and -P if you want to use a trusted connection.
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can you please clarify?-
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