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Automate Database Backup with SQL Express

Modified: 2017/09/16
Automate Database Backup with SQL Express

This article describes, how to automate database backup in SQL Express with mixed Windows and SQL Authentication running on Windows 2008 Server.   This material was tested with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express. SQL Server 2008 Enterprise comes with Maintenance Plan feature.  That feature allows amazing flexibility and auditing.  SQL Express edition lacks this feature.  But you still need a backup. Backup automation with SQL Express consist of 3 steps: (1) Write the script to backup all your databases. (2) Test the script by initiating it from a command prompt. (3) Schedule the script using Task Scheduler. Here is each step in detail. ` (1) Write the Script This script overwrites…

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