Schedule Backups of SQL Server 2012 (Not Express)

Just did a manual back-up of my database.  Since it is not an "Express" shouldn't I be able to schedule backups?  If so, how do I do that?

Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAsked:
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Brad GrouxSenior Manager (Wintel Engineering)Commented:
Utilize the Maintenance Plan Wizard to schedule backups -

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Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
I may not have express but I don't have that Maintenance level only has Policy Management, Extended Events, and SQL Server Logs.

Oh, well.  Vale has a utility that I can use...unless you know of another one.
Brad GrouxSenior Manager (Wintel Engineering)Commented:
Maintenance Plan Wizard is part of SQL Management Studio which is included with all non-express versions of SQL. Example backup setup -
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Randy Knight, MCMPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Another great option are Ola Hallengren's maintenance scripts.  Open source and very well supported and documented.  I have been using them for most of my customers for years.  And they will help you set up DBCCs, index maintenance, and more.  Based on your question I suspect you don't have other maintenance jobs set up either so this would be a good solution and learning resource.

Re: The SQL Server Maintenance Plan Wizard.  This is fine for very simple systems and databases, usually used by accidental DBA's or SysAdmins without a lot of DBA experience.  But most seasoned SQL Server DBAs stay away from them for a variety of reasons.
You can use Maintenance Plan to schedule backups. The other option is to schedule the scripts in SQL Server Agent.

Script can be something like

TO DISK='Path on Disk\Backupfull.bak',
With Format
Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
Wow!!!  So much help.  Thanks!!
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