Hi Experts

Does MS SQL have a dump all databases, similar to the following in MySQL:

mysqldump --opt --all-databases -r c:\mysql_dump.txt -u root -p123

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Thank you
APD TorontoSoftware DeveloperAsked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
APD TorontoSoftware DeveloperAuthor Commented:
But, here you specify the db name.  My goal is for ALL databases (present & future)
APD TorontoSoftware DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I'm trying the following, it ran without errors, but the .bak files do not exist

DECLARE @name VARCHAR(50) -- database name  
DECLARE @path VARCHAR(256) -- path for backup files  
DECLARE @fileName VARCHAR(256) -- filename for backup  
DECLARE @fileDate VARCHAR(20) -- used for file name
-- specify database backup directory
SET @path = 'D:\DBs_Backups'  
-- specify filename format
SELECT name 
FROM master.dbo.sysdatabases 
WHERE name NOT IN ('master','model','msdb','tempdb')  -- exclude these databases
OPEN db_cursor   
FETCH NEXT FROM db_cursor INTO @name   
       SET @fileName = @path + @name + '_' + @fileDate + '.BAK'  
       BACKUP DATABASE @name TO DISK = @fileName  
       FETCH NEXT FROM db_cursor INTO @name   
CLOSE db_cursor   
DEALLOCATE db_cursor

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APD TorontoSoftware DeveloperAuthor Commented:
got it, was missing my \ in my path.

Final step... I saved the above as backup.sql, now how can I execute it from a batch file? I think I need to use sqlcmd but how do I specify the script file, user, password?
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I don't know.  Click on "Request Attention" above to get more people to look at your question.
APD TorontoSoftware DeveloperAuthor Commented:
figured out o my own.
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