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SQL Express 2014 - Script to backup transactions

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WE have a SQL Express installation for a product and we need to find a way to backup the logs every 2 hours.
What's the best way to achieve this using?

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Use scheduled tasks to run a backup script using sqlcmd or PowerShell. See Back Up a Transaction Log (SQL Server).
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@Daniel: SQL Express has no SQL Server Agent who executes scheduled jobs.
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by:BJMagill
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ste5an, outstanding reply however I'd like to be able to apply a date and time stamp. Not sure how to accomplish this using the Powershell script:

Here's what I have..
Backup-SqlDatabase -ServerInstance uuaesrv01\sqlexpress -Database AstaPP -BackupAction Log

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How do you invoke it? Do you get any error messages?

btw, does your database run in full or bulk-logged recovery mode?
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Full mode.....
No error. It just writes the backup file as below:
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So you mean by timestamp to add it in the file name?

Use the BackupFile parameter.
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by:BJMagill
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Yup,

That's the job.

So, for anyone that is interested... here is the finished version.

$currentdate = get-date
$currentdate = $currentdate.ToString('MM-dd-yyyy_hh-mm-ss')
Backup-SqlDatabase -ServerInstance uuaesrv01\sqlexpress -Database AstaPP -BackupAction Log -BackupFile AstaLog$currentdate.log

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