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Backup to network or remote drive

JOakley77JOakley77 Posts: 2
edited December 1, 2007 5:22AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
I would like to back up to an off site drive but cannot determine how to map or other push to this drive.

Step by step, how would I do this?


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    peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    I guess you are referring to a remote drive.

    - the SQL Backup Agent service startup user needs to have read/write rights to the remote drive.

    - when you back up to the remote drive, use the UNC naming convention e.g.
    EXEC master..sqlbackup '-sql "BACKUP .... TO DISK = [\\remoteserver\backups\<AUTO>] ... " '
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