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poor mans archival of backup files and tran logs to alternate location

By Gene Hunter,

you have to create backups with unique filenames or the files will get overwritten, so the sql script generates that, part. then you have to create a batch job on both source and destination servers and run in a scheduled task. the first batch file copies only new backups to the remote server, usually a backup or disaster recovery server. The second scheduled batch file deletes files older than -d -7 days . so you always have 7 days of backups and transaction logs.


email if you need assistance, works great for me.

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