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How take backup without overwriting or Appending the old files


How take backup without overwriting or Appending the old files

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Hi,
I want to schedule back up DB in ms sql server 2005 using maintainence plan wizard. I want to know Is it possible to schedule backup like Test09jan2012.bak, Test10jan2012.bak, Test11jan2012.bak in backup folder. Like individula files.

Please let me know if possible.

Thnaks in Advance

Regards,
GP
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Not very sure if Maintenance Plans works that way (try it) but you can write your own scripts to achieve the same. At run time you have to add timestamp (or whatever) indicator in the backup file name.
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Yes, maintenance plans will do that for you. You don't have any control, as far as I know, over the actual name of the file, but you'll get each day's backup in a separate file whose name contains the database name and a timestamp.

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This may help you.

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Backup+%2F+Restore/72234/
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Nice Pointer but it might not help OP because backup file won't have the indicators (prefix/suffix) he might be interested in.
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Hi as Dev indicated your best bet would be to script a backup in SQL agent using a time stamp token.

For example in 2008 to append the machine name, date and time to a backup file name the script would look like this:

backup database MSDB to disk = N'c:\sql backup\MSDB_$(ESCAPE_NONE(MACH))_$(ESCAPE_NONE(DATE))_$(ESCAPE_NONE(TIME)).BAK'
go

In 2000 to append the date to the backup file name it would be:

backup database MSDB to disk = N'c:\sql backup\MSDBE_[DATE].BAK'
go

This switches only work in the agent, if you run in a query you will just append the commands

For a full list of tokens in job steps see the following link:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175575.aspx
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robgilbie (1/12/2012)
For example in 2008 to append the machine name, date and time to a backup file name the script would look like this:

backup database MSDB to disk = N'c:\sql backup\MSDB_$(ESCAPE_NONE(MACH))_$(ESCAPE_NONE(DATE))_$(ESCAPE_NONE(TIME)).BAK'
go
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For a full list of tokens in job steps see the following link:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175575.aspx


Very helpful and useful. I've never seen "ESCAPE_NONE" or the other job tokens before. Thanks a bunch!

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guruprasadurs (1/9/2012)
Hi,
I want to schedule back up DB in ms sql server 2005 using maintainence plan wizard. I want to know Is it possible to schedule backup like Test09jan2012.bak, Test10jan2012.bak, Test11jan2012.bak in backup folder. Like individula files.

Please let me know if possible.

Thnaks in Advance

Regards,
GP


Maintenance Plan does that only. It automatically adds the timestamp in backup file name. Also, it asks you whether you want to store the backup files in a single backup directory or you want to create new directory for each & every database backup. Choice is yours!!


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Hi Mike

Neither had I mate till a few weeks ago, just start MCTS Smile


Going back to the original request, as already stated you can use maintenance plans, sorry should have said,
just trying to get out of the habit of using them myself Smile
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Sorry to all for late reply. Its working fine now. Thanks to all
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