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Backups before Close

Backups before Close

Backups before Close

The move to Progression on MS SQL Server was uneventful...but I am unsure how to do backups before I close, purge, etc.  I know I can't copy and paste to a folder on my PC instead I have to go through the SQL Server Management Studio.   In reading on this is sounds like a copy only backup should work.   

Please share how you backup prior to closing, doing purges, etc.  



RE: Backups before Close

Hi Macola10....

You are correct....you cannot just copy a folder of files as a database backup with SQL as you could with Pervasive.

I always do a full database backup from SQL Server Management Studio prior to any major posting/closing event.  You can always restore from that backup file in case something goes wrong.

Also, one other quick note....hopefully, when you made the move to SQL Server, you also set up some maintenance activities on your database....  The purpose of these tasks is to ensure the integrity and performance of your database.  You can accomplish these tasks by generating a "maintenance plan" or you can generate your own scripts.  Personally, I've gone the route of using my own scripts....


RE: Backups before Close

Thanks...I did a backup as you suggested.  The business partner who installed everything set up the maintenance plan (hourly backups) and one at night.   I had pretty much gotten self-sufficient, now it looks as if I have going to have to re-learn everything!!!  Oh well, keep the old brain young I guess.


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