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I am looking through the logs on the sql server and see backup tasks that are completing.  These are not part of a maintenance plan but some scripted jobs that the vendor created.  

1) where do i find these?  where might the script be?  I have looked under programmability under the db that was backed up and its not there.  

the log just says "Database backedup. Database TSDATA  creation time... blah blah blah... but doesn't zero me in on the name of the stored procedure or script.
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Three are 2 possibilities here:

1. An SQL Job. This you will find under SQL Server Agent node > Jobs and look for anything that says "backup" or "maintenance" > right click on it > Properties > Steps > select the step one by one, if there are more > click on Edit button to see what the step does.

2. Is an external process, like an executable written in a programming language, that is scheduled to run periodically. That would be more difficult to find. One possibility is to look under the Windows tasks or see if there is a process that runs in the background like an agent that will fire upon an internal schedule.
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by:jamesmetcalf74
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These jobs... I think were running even when the sql agent was stopped.  (i found the agent in a stopped state)
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Well, then, look for the second possibility. :)
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good point
on to the phone with the vendor who set this up
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