SQL maintenance plan - Copy only backup

Hello Experts,

 Is it possible to create a ‘copy only backup’ using SQL Maintenance plan? We want this to run daily, at the same time not effecting our regular scheduled backups. We are using SQL 2005.

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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
SQL server 2005 does not support COPY only backup. Possible in SQL server 2008 and later version.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
SQL Server 2005 does support copy only backups but SQL Server Management Studios (SSMS) does not. So you can't perform it using GUI.
What you can do is to create a job called "Copy Only Backup" and add a step that runs the following command:
BACKUP DATABASE database_name TO DISK = 'C:\Backups" WITH COPY_ONLY 

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Preston CooperDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Use Ola Hallengren's scripts instead of a maintenance plan, his scripts create SQL Agent Jobs.  Modify the jobs with your desired parameters and the schedule for each job.

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