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Without shutting SQL Server down, you cannot copy the files of the system databases.


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Take a sql backup of system database. Try to restore them in another instance with different database name.
Then deattach and copy the mdf, ldf file.

But I did not test this. :-P
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Thanks, This is what i did the last time when the master corrupted.
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Do a set of system file backups (bak), then the next time you can stop the SQL Service, make copies of the MDF & LDF files.

I wouldn't trust a master database on Server1 after it had been restored to a Server2, even under a different name.
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Thanks Smile But, how frequently should i take the backup of this actual files? I mean do they change over time? Can i just take a copy of them once every 6 months?

Or will it suffice to just have one set of copies irrespective of when it was copied over as so i can use it when necessary?


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After a service pack installation. This isn't a replacement for database backups (which you need to do regularly). It's as well as.


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