Skip to main content

Simple script to backup all SQL Server databases


Original Post

ProblemSometimes things that seem complicated are much easier then you think and this is the power of using T-SQL to take care of repetitive tasks.  One of these tasks may be the need to backup all databases on your server.   This is not a big deal if you have a handful of databases, but I have seen several servers where there are 100+ databases on the same instance of SQL Server.  You could use Enterprise Manager to backup the databases or even use Maintenance Plans, but using T-SQL is a much simpler and faster approach.

SolutionWith the use of T-SQL you can generate your backup commands and with the use of cursors you can cursor through all of your databases to back them up one by one.  This is a very straight forward process and you only need a handful of commands to do this. 
Here is the script that will allow you to backup each database within your instance of SQL Server.  You will need to change the @path to the appropriate backup directory and each backup file will take on the name of"DBnameYYYDDMM.BAK".

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 nameSET @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_cursor

In this script we are bypassing the system databases, but these could easily be included as well.  You could also change this into a stored procedure and pass in a database name or if left NULL it backups all databases.  Any way you choose to use it, this script gives you the starting point to simply backup all of your databases.


Regards
Rashid Imran Bilgrami
CEO Best visualization
http://www.bestvisualization.com

Comments

Post a Comment

Thanks for the Comments , Your review will display soon

Popular posts from this blog

How to convert and crack windows server 2012 from Evaluation to Full

Dear All

This is a way how you Convert Evalution to Full

Step1:

Open CMD and run following command
DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition


<edition ID> is like ServerStandard with out Eval

Step 2:
DISM /online /Set-Edition:<edition ID> /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX /AcceptEula



WINDOWS SERVER 2012
Serial Key

Windows Server 2012
DataCenter: 48HP8-DN98B-MYWDG-T2DCC-8W83P
Datacenter: Y4TGP-NPTV9-HTC2H-7MGQ3-DV4TW

Standard: XC9B7-NBPP2-83J2H-RHMBY-92BT4
Standard R2: DBGBW-NPF86-BJVTX-K3WKJ-MTB6V

Server Essentials:K2XGM-NMBT3-2R6Q8-WF2FK-P36R2


For Standard R2 here is a command
For R2 its like that
DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:DBGBW-NPF86-BJVTX-K3WKJ-MTB6V /AcceptEula

Regards

RegisterStartupScript updated way to right Java script JS (Javascript) in code behind also work with update panel

Dear All
RegisterStartupScript is obsolete now the new way that works with update panel  is given below its is code behind file code also

VB Code Dim csname1 As String = "PopupScript"
Dim cstype As Type = Me.GetType()
Dim cs As ClientScriptManager = Page.ClientScript
Dim cstext1 As String = "alert('Your message');"
cs.RegisterStartupScript(cstype, csname1, cstext1, True)

C# Code
String csname1 = "PopupScript";
Type cstype = this.GetType();
ClientScriptManager cs = Page.ClientScript;
String cstext1 = "alert('Hello World');"; cs.RegisterStartupScript(cstype, csname1, cstext1, true);
I hope it will help you also 
Regards  Rashid Imran Bilgrami

Calling LoadLibraryEx on ISAPI filter “C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\aspnet_filter.dll” failed

Dear Readers
if you get the error

Calling LoadLibraryEx on ISAPI filter “C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\aspnet_filter.dll” failed


Here is the solution 
Get a command prompt in administrator mode and go to C:\Windows\Microsoft .NET\FrameWork64\v4.xxx
and run aspnet_regiis -r. This will re-register the right libraries. It has happened twice already to me.
For other frameworks (32 bit or other versions of .net make sure you go to the correct folder (i.e. Framework/v2.xxx, etc.)

xxxx is the the number which is present with the folder name so i suggest you guys to check the folder name in your directory

If "run aspnet_regiis -r" is not working and if you get the error run is not recognized command then just type " aspnet_regiis -r" it will run fine

Reason of problem
Your asp.net frame work has been change may be you have install the lower version on the higher version or may be because of any reason you have register another version in your IIS, in my cas…