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SQL 2005 Best Way to Backup Database

We have a Server 2008 OS running Microsoft SQL 2005. What is the best way to stop the SQL database and make a backup of the log file? It is only 1 database from a software called AIM. We want this automated so it can run nightly without us having to do anything. We are using Syncback for the backup process to our Server.
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Vitor Montalvão

8/22/2022 - Mon
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We went though SQL to make the backup a few minutes ago. We noticed that it would only allow the backup to go to the C: Drive of the Server. Is there anyway to change that? The C: drive only has 30GB free, so 2 or 3 backups would fill that up. We were going to backup the database to a mapped drive on another server, but when selected the location we can only pick the C: Drive. Is this a limitation of SQL 2005?
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True, not a mapped drive, but any drive that is validly available to SQL.
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