troubleshooting Question

DOS Batch File to backup a SQL Database

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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Is there a way to run a DOS batch file that backups a single SQL database?

I can easily run a db backup in SQL Management Studio Express:

BACKUP DATABASE [LivingTreasures] TO  DISK = N'C:\Data\SQL\Backup\lt.bak' WITH  COPY_ONLY, NOFORMAT, INIT,  NAME = N'LivingTreasures-Full Database Backup', SKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD,  STATS = 10
GO

But, now I want to have a batch file (backup.cmd) that can do this. Of course, it needs to connect to the db engine (SOTASERVER\SQL2008), supply password (sa/pw) and the db name (LivingTreasures).

Help!

High points for a speedy solution that will work. :-)
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