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Microsoft BCM backup on WHS 2011

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hi,

we have Microsoft BCM data being hosted on a Windows Home Server 2011 machine with SQL Server Express 2088.

currently, we are using the Business Contact Manager for 2010 Database Tool to perform manual backups - not the ideal situation.

will the built-in WHS 2011 backup work when backing up our BCM SQL database?

if not, what are some cost-effective solutions for automatic backup of our BCM database?


Thanks in advance.
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The built in Windows Server backup will do an image of the entire server.  

However, to be able to recover an application / database then the application needs to registered with Windows Server Backup for showing it as a recoverable item in the recovery wizard.

Please have a look at the below:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/5d09965f-9de4-46c3-93d8-90575412efb9/windows-server-backup-server-2008-r2-x64-and-sql?forum=windowsbackup

I would suggest doing a scheduled backup from SQL Server Management Studio if it is installed.  If not installed then taking a backup with the BCM Database tool would also be acceptable.
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Thank you for your response.

Can SQL Server Management Studio be set up to do automatic backups w/o any user intervention?
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In previous versions of the studio you can so I imagine so.  

It can always be done via a script and a scheduled task as well - You can probably do this with the BCM Database tools.
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Thank you very much, David!
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