SQL Express Database Backup Script

Can you provide a simple script that backs up a SQL 2012 Express database?
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
I recommend you to use the one provided by Microsoft here. The article also shows how to schedule the script to run automatically.
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Phillip MonkIT ManagerCommented:
Ola Hallengren's scripts are my personal go to when backing up SQL. They can be found here:
https://ola.hallengren.com/
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Ola's script doesn't work on SQL Express. It needs SQL Agent, that's not exists in SQL Express.
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IDMAAuthor Commented:
I have been trying the MS script without luck.  I keep receiving this error:

Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 1
Incorrect syntax near '/'.
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Oh, remove those 3 first lines that starts with //. It's only a remark from Microsoft that's their script.
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Phillip MonkIT ManagerCommented:
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