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How to schedule and automate backups of all SQL Server databases in SQL Server.

  • 1 March 2011
  • Author: Anil
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Hello all,

 With the course of time, you might need to backup all the databases within a server instance automatically and schedule to backup these database monthly wise or according to your specific time set. 

Also, what I want to say is that ,I cannot stop myself to write this another blog of mine.

writing a blog and sharing some knowledge through the blog makes us really feels happy and also somewhat we also become addicted to it. :)

This may be simply for one but for someone it will be helpful for those who don't know how to do it.
 May be there are a lot of alternative methods to perform this task and many solution's.

 But I have researched a lot regarding to backup all the SQL database as well the SSAS catalogs database backup with in a particular server instance.

 Here ,I am going to show how to obtain the SQL database backup automatically along with schedule time set.

Firstly, I have created a SSIS package where I used simply “Back up Database Task “ from toolbox and click right then clicking in edit tab, we  can set the connection as show in figure1 below:


Then we can set the Backup Type as full or other type after that you can select the databases to backup as show in figure2 below where we can set required databases to backup.


After that you can set the other different properties like

1.Backup set Expire

2.Bakup to

3.Append or overwrite if backup exist

4.for everyday backup options

5.Backup location directory currently I set to default location.

6.allow compression or not.

You can figure out by looking the figure3 below.


Now all you need to create a job agent to schedule the backup task and run SSIS package. In order to do this you can check out the link by Brian Knight as

http://www.sqlshare.com/running-and-scheduling-ssis-packages_53.aspx

 or simply go to SSMS and start Sql Server Agent and right click and create new job where you have to setup some properties as shown in figure4

Here you can schedule  the backup going into the schedule tab and then just check the job working or not by right clicking it and Start job  at step then you can check the all the backup database within the default location as : C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup

 Hope you get  some ideas to obtain the schedule Sql databases backup automatically ,also I am thinking to post into my another blog for “ Automate and schedule all SSAS catalogs database backup with in a server instance by using Job Agent” or similar approach which have taken most of my research time and I am happy to obtain the result successfully.

 Hope, this may be simple but I think it may work out for someone .

 Thanks,

Anil Maharjan

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