Backup for SQL 2008 on Window 2008

Posted on 2014-01-04
Last Modified: 2014-01-11
Can I simply use Window 2008 R2 Backup to fully recover my SQL 2008 during disaster recovery ?

Is there step by step guide to show me how to setup the backup procedure on the server ?

Question by:AXISHK
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by:Lee Savidge
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Do you want to back the database up? If so, use SQL Servers inbuilt backup functions as it will do it properly. Either that or buy a specialised package like BackupExec to do it.

Windows Backup is to back up general things, not databases.
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by:Lee Savidge
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Here is how to set up a maintenance plan for SQL 2008:

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No just database, but whole server for disaster recovery.
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Lee Savidge earned 334 total points
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I would back the database up separately anyway. For DR see here:
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Can I simply use Window 2008 R2 Backup to fully recover my SQL 2008 during disaster recovery ?
No.  Not unless you are prepared to shutdown the SQL Server service (this is very rarely a good idea).

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