How to schedule and automate backups of all SQL Server databases in SQL Server.

Hello all,

With the course of time, you might need to backup all the databases within a server instance automatically and schedule to backup these database monthly wise or according to your specific time set.

Also, what I want to say is that ,I cannot stop myself to write this another blog of mine.

writing a blog and sharing some knowledge through the blog makes us really feels happy and also somewhat we also become addicted to it. 🙂

This may be simply for one but for someone it will be helpful for those who don’t know how to do it.

May be there are a lot of alternative methods to perform this task and many solution’s.

But I have researched a lot regarding to backup all the SQL database as well the SSAS catalogs database backup with in a particular server instance.

Here ,I am going to show how to obtain the SQL database backup automatically along with schedule time set.
Firstly, I have created a SSIS package where I used simply “Back up Database Task “ from toolbox and click right then clicking in edit tab, we can set the connection as show in figure1 below:

Then we can set the Backup Type as full or other type after that you can select the databases to backup as show in figure2 below where we can set required databases to backup.

After that you can set the other different properties like
1.Backup set Expire
2.Bakup to
3.Append or overwrite if backup exist
4.for everyday backup options
5.Backup location directory currently I set to default location.
6.allow compression or not.
You can figure out by looking the figure3 below.

Now all you need to create a job agent to schedule the backup task and run SSIS package. In order to do this you can check out the link by Brian Knight as
http://www.sqlshare.com/running-and-scheduling-ssis-packages_53.aspx

or simply go to SSMS and start Sql Server Agent and right click and create new job where you have to setup some properties as shown in figure4.

Here you can schedule the backup going into the schedule tab and then just check the job working or not by right clicking it and Start job at step then you can check the all the backup database within the default location as : C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQL10.MSSQLSERVERMSSQLBackup

Hope you get some ideas to obtain the schedule Sql databases backup automatically ,also I am thinking to post into my another blog for “ Automate and schedule all SSAS catalogs database backup with in a server instance by using Job Agent” or similar approach which have taken most of my research time and I am happy to obtain the result successfully.

Lastly,this may be simple but I think it may work out for someone .

Thanks,
Anil Maharjan

3 thoughts on “How to schedule and automate backups of all SQL Server databases in SQL Server.

  1. Also you can set the Job Agent to schedule the backup all database by simly using the T-sql script as :DECLARE @name VARCHAR(50) — database name DECLARE @path VARCHAR(256) — path for backup files DECLARE @fileName VARCHAR(256) — filename for backup DECLARE @fileDate VARCHAR(20) — used for file name –specific locationSET @path = 'C:Backup' SELECT @fileDate = CONVERT(VARCHAR(20),GETDATE(),112) DECLARE db_cursor CURSOR FOR SELECT name FROM master.dbo.sysdatabases WHERE name NOT IN ('master','model','msdb','tempdb') OPEN db_cursor FETCH NEXT FROM db_cursor INTO @name WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0 BEGIN SET @fileName = @path + @name + '_' + @fileDate + '.BAK' BACKUP DATABASE @name TO DISK = @fileName FETCH NEXT FROM db_cursor INTO @name END CLOSE db_cursor DEALLOCATE db_cursorRegards,Anil

  2. Great cheat sheet you have put together here. Sometimes it is more hupflel to new SQL users to see an explanation in this format than reading the books online pages. Well done.

  3. I am not sure where you’re getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this information for my mission.

Leave a Reply