How to backup all SQL Server DB to shared network drive daily ?


I have Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition (64-bit) (SP2) - 11.0.5343.0 single DB instance (default MSSQLSERVER) with about 15 DB running in it.

How can I perform nightly SQL Server backup to the other server using UNC path ?


Which permission do I need to grant ?

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Senior IT System EngineerSenior Systems EngineerAsked:
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Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Take a look at the link below for instructions on how to backup to a network drive.

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Jose TorresCertified Database AdministratorCommented:
My personal thoughts.
Unless I have no choice (i.e., gun to my head) I generally avoid backing up to shared drives....
To all other members that's just me and my personal preference.

That being said the quickest and easiest way is to create a maintenance plan
Make sure SQL Server Service is running using an AD account then make sure that account has access to the share.

Sorry forgot.
The maintenance plan select all the databases you want
For folder it will accept the UNC \\<ServerName>\<FolderName>
Senior IT System EngineerSenior Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:

The current SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) service is running using the NT Service\MSSQLSERVER account by default.

So can I just grant the Computer AD account where the SQL Server running with full permission on both Shared & NTFS permission ?
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Senior IT System EngineerSenior Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
OK,ih ave set it up working now but how can I enable the email alerting ?

I've created operator as myself but when I click on the send email alert I got this error:

Windows Internet Explorer
Could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly installed.
Jose TorresCertified Database AdministratorCommented:
Is dbmail setup
Senior IT System EngineerSenior Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
How to check it ?

I prefer not to install MS office in a DB server.
Jose TorresCertified Database AdministratorCommented:
Database Mail is part of SQL Server
Database Mail
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