How to take compressed backup in SQL Server TIP #64

 

Problem:-  A good maintenance plan always said to take backup but sometimes it is very difficult to take backup of database just because of space constraint.

We take backup but we don’t have enough space available.

Solutions:  SQL server provided  the best way and gave us solution of compressed backup. Now how to take compressed backup let see step by step here.

Step 1:-  Select the database whose backup you want. Just right click and select backup option as shown in below figure

Backup_step1

Step 2:-  Once you click the backup option an new screen will appear as shown below

Backup_step2

Step 3:-  Now click on  Add button as shown in above screen. Once you click on the add button a new screen will appear as shown below where you have to provide the path and file name of compressed backup file.

Backup_step3

Step 4:-   Once you provided the filename click OK to the button now click on the options menu on right hand you will get new tab option here in the last you will get compress option as shown in below figure with arrow. Select compress backup option in dropown

once this done click on OK button now you are good to go. Your compressed backup is done. and you will get backup complete message as shown below

backup_step5

Or else you can use following command

BACKUP DATABASE INDIANDOTNETDB
TO DISK = ‘E:\MyCompressedBackup.bak’
WITH COMPRESSION ;

You will get compressed backup.

backup

I hope this will help you somewhere.

Enjoy!!!

RJ!!

Advertisements

One thought on “How to take compressed backup in SQL Server TIP #64

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s