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I would like to backup an SQL database with BackupExec 2010.

The database is on a SQL Server 2012 with SP3 standard edition
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Dustin SaundersCo-Founder and Chief Architect
Top Expert 2016

Commented:
Yeah, that is easily done but can you clarify what and how you want to do the backup?  Are you just looking to include a .BAK in your nightly?
netsysadmInternal Systems Administrator

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Commented:
I am looking to back up the entire server, including the database, in case of a crash.
Dustin SaundersCo-Founder and Chief Architect
Top Expert 2016

Commented:
So, it sounds like the question is how to install/configure the backup job?

This link contains a comprehensive guide on doing that with BE2010.

You can also follow this MSDN guide on creating a daily SQL backup so you have a .BAK file as well.
netsysadmInternal Systems Administrator

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Not really.  I know how to do that.  I was under the impression that we had to upgrade to BackupExec 2012 to be able to back up a database that is on a 2012 server, and from what I've read about BackupExec 2012, I'm not interested in doing the upgrade, especially since we're looking at other backup alternatives.

I have been trying to back it up, but it fails.
Vitor MontalvãoIT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017

Commented:
I'm afraid isn't supported. You can confirm this here.
netsysadmInternal Systems Administrator

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Commented:
That's what I was afraid of - just needed confirmation.
Thank you.
IT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017
Commented:
netsysadm, for this question be closed properly please mark one or more comments as solution.
Cheers
netsysadmInternal Systems Administrator

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Commented:
Sorry.  I thought my last comment was self-explanatory, that it is not possible to back up an SQL database with BackupExec 2010.
Thanks for your help.
Cheers
Vitor MontalvãoIT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017

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I thought my last comment was self-explanatory, that it is not possible to back up an SQL database with BackupExec 2010.
Yes, but there's an answer stating that. You need to choose it as solution so this question can be closed.