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Sql backup script show "Incorect sintax near '+' -". Need someone to check code.

Hello,
I'm trying to create daily backup of my local databases. Currently I'm testing below code, but of course not sucessfull.
Well, code is working, but I would like to have daily different file names. I have in mind for bak files to include also a date. So, that each daily file would have name associated to day of backup.
When I have execute below code Sql server show me error: Incorrect sintax near '+'.

USE Test;
GO
BACKUP DATABASE Test1
TO DISK = 'D:\Backups\Test_' + getdate + '.Bak'
   WITH FORMAT,
      MEDIANAME = 'Z_SQLServerBackups',
      NAME = 'Full Backup of Test;
GO

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Thanks in advance for help.
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dejandejanovic
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dejandejanovic
2 Solutions
 
jonnidipCommented:
Syntax for getdate is: getdate().
Then you need to convert it to a varchar (and choose a format).
For example: select convert(varchar(8), getdate(), 112)
(returns a date in the yyyyMMdd format).

Regards.
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nemws1Database AdministratorCommented:
Yup - what jonnidip said.  You need the parens *and* you need to cast it to VARCHAR().

Here are a couple sites that show you conversion options:

http://linesofcode.net/snippets/45
http://networking.ringofsaturn.com/SQL/howtoformatdatetime.php
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dejandejanovicAuthor Commented:
Thank you for tips, and working result is here:
USE Test;
GO
DECLARE @DateBackup varchar(50)

SELECT @DateBackup = (SELECT 'D:\Test_' + convert(varchar(50),GetDate(),112) + '.bak') 
BACKUP DATABASE Test
TO DISK = @DateBackup 
   WITH FORMAT,
      MEDIANAME = 'Z_SQLServerBackups',
      NAME = 'Full Backup of Test';
GO

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