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Posted Monday, May 5, 2014 11:58 AM


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I have one of the database on SQL Server 2000. The database is close to 200 GB. Any single local disks I have are not free enough to accommodate the entire backup. Is there a T-SQL script that I can run to specify the multiple backup file location with size so I can distribute my backup across multiple disks. Or Any other workaround someone wants to suugest? I tried the USB disks , however SQL Server wont use that to save the backup file.


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You can't specify a size for each backup file when backing up to multiple files but you can estimate their size based on the db size. So for a 200GB db spread across 4 files, they should all be roughly 50GB each. For example, if you have 100GB free on the C drive and 50GB free on the D and E drives you could do something like this:

DISK = N'C:\dbname1.bak',
DISK = N'C:\dbname2.bak',
DISK = N'D:\dbname3.bak',
DISK = N'E:\dbname4.bak'

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