sql 2008 management studio

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i found the database i need to export. i did a backup and now i need to find the target files, how do i go about finding this ? the tech was talking about pointers....
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what target files are you referring to ? can you be a little more specific :)


heres a tutorial with pictures on how to export a database from SQL Server 2008  it might answer your question. if not please elaborate on "target files"  

http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertutorial/202/simple-way-to-export-data-from-sql-server/
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from ssms, riht click on the server -> properties -> Database settings
check the value of 'Backup'  you will be able to see the default backup location
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try this script http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2010/11/10/sql-server-get-database-backup-history-for-a-single-database/

or you can create another backup by running the following tatement

BACKUP database yourDBName to disk = 'c:\yourDB.bak'
David ToddSenior Database Administrator

Commented:
Hi,

I suggest that the quickest way is to start a backup again, and click the link for the backup file name, and see which directory that is in.

If SQL is installed with defaults, then look at
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.SQL2008R2\MSSQL\Backup

Note that the name of my instance is SQL2008R2, so that folder could be something different on your machine.

HTH
  David

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