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How To: Backup a SQL Server Database

This document will show you how to use SQL Server Management Studio to backup a database.

Applies To:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express

Prerequisites

To perform the steps in this document you will need one of the SQL Server Management Studio editions mentioned in the Applies To section. The guides below use the SQL Server Management Studio version 2005, 2012 and 2017 as well as SQL Server Express editions 2005, 2012 and 2016, which is freely available from the link given in the Applies To section.

To connect to SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2005 Express you can use any of the listed (or later) versions of the Management Studio.
To connect to SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 Express you will need one of the 2008 editions (or later) of the Management Studio.
To connect to SQL Server 2008 RC or SQL Server 2008 RC Express you will need one of the 2008 RC editions (or later) of the Management Studio.
To connect to SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2012 Express you will need one of the 2012 editions (or later) of the Management Studio.
To connect to SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2014 Express you will need one of the 2014 editions (or later) of the Management Studio.
To connect to SQL Server 2016 or SQL Server 2016 Express you will need one of the 2016 editions (or later) of the Management Studio.

Steps

If you are working with a database on a server managed by an IT department, make sure you consult your IT department before following any of these steps. They may already have particular backup policies that you will need to adhere to.

If you are unsure and have an IT department, you should consult them first.

Expand the appropriate section for the version of SQL Server you are using:

SQL Server 2005 and 2008SQL Server 2012 and 2014SQL Server 2016 and newer


Knowledge Base Article Ref:KB13022701

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