sql server 2005 express backups

Posted on 2013-10-01
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1) Does sql server 2005 express come with a backup utility as the enterpise edition does?
2) Is it possible to run a query (or a tool) to identify database backup history and where exactly the backup file is being written to on disk? Please provide such a query or tool..
Question by:pma111
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dwkor earned 2000 total points
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Database backup is done via regular BACKUP command and exists in every edition. I suppose you are looking at management studio, which provides UI for that. You can download it from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8961

As for history - you can query backup tables (select) in msdn database. You can see more details here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188653(v=sql.90).aspx

Thank you
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by:Brendt Hess
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No points, please

You should probably cancel / close this question, as it seems all of your question has been answered in your other question by BriCrowe

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