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Are Your Database Backups Current and Available?


Are Your Database Backups Current and Available?

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Comments posted to this topic are about the content posted at http://www.sqlservercentral.com/columnists/tlarock/areyourdatabasebackupscurrentandavailable.asp

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I have a similar process which runs a sproc on each server which performs a LOAD HEADERONLY on each dump device which populates a central db with details of the backups for each server and database. A website and email notification lets me know if there are any databases without current backups on disk.

It's been working well for several years.


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anyone got a job that will: 1. create a test database; 2. restore a backup into the test database; 3. verify that the restore succeeded; 4. delete the test database.

Now that would be a good test of current/available backups!





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I can't seem to find either the download or DBA_Verify_File_Exists procedure.



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Although I am new at this, it didn't take long to get this set up on my workstation, and its great!. The question I have is, how do I get this to check all of the servers, or do I just have to set it up on each server?

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Where can I find the zip files that contains the store procs? Thanks.
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My apologies!!!!

The code is now linked at the bottom of the article.

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But as I understand it, in SQL2K5 they are really restricting xp_cmdshell. Or has that changed?



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Thanks Mom, always nice to hear from you.

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