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Is SQL Agent required to schedule SQL Backups?

swhaleyswhaley Posts: 5
edited July 12, 2008 4:57AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
I would like to use SQL Backup for a SQL Express instance that does not have SQL Agent. Will I still be able to schedule my backups to run automatically?



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    peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    You require SQL Server Agent if you want to be able to schedule backup jobs using the SQL Backup GUI. If you are using SQL Server Express, you will need to schedule the job yourself, using Windows Scheduler or other similar tools.
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
    Beyond compression - SQL Backup goodies under the hood, updated for version 8
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