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SQL mdf, ldf and backup locations

Posted on 2013-05-22
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Last Modified: 2013-06-06
If you have a SQL 2005 instance with 30 databases. Is there any easy wat to determine where on disk the actual database and log file is located, and also where the backup file is being written to?
Question by:pma111
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James Murrell earned 1000 total points
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I use this script

SELECT name, physical_name AS current_file_location
FROM sys.master_files

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Does that report on all databases in the instance?

What about backup files when using the native SQL backup utility? I assume you can declare where you want the backup file to be saved to?
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What about backup files when using the native SQL backup utility?
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by:Anthony Perkins
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I assume you can declare where you want the backup file to be saved to?
Providing you are scripting out the backups you have total control of where the backups are saved.

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