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Backup all DBs of a SQL-Server Instance

By hangg,

The script allows to backup all databases if a SQL-Server Instance. It determine the backup-path by the environment variable DBBackupPath of the operating system. It also determines the SQL-Server instance on which it runs and uses the corresponding path.

1.) Create a Backup-Folder on the Server. The last part of the path must be "Backup"

(e.g. f:\MSSQL2005\Backup)

1a.) If there is a SQL-Server instance installed on the server the instancename must be previous before "Backup" (e.g. f:\MSSQL2005\Instance_Name\Backup

2.) Set the environment variable "DBBackupPath" to this folder

3.) Run the script by scheduler (ISQL/OSQL) or SQL-Query

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