Backup Database

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Backup Database
One of the most important tasks in maintaining a database is to ensure that all data is backed up. It is important to have data backups regularly and this is possible through SQL Server 2012. Policies and procedures need to be set in place in the event of a natural disaster, hardware loss or other unforeseen circumstances cause a loss in data. Database backup procedures need to be well defined and a copy of the backup needs to be stored at a secure location where it can be recovered. The loss of data to an organization can mean unnecessary delays in returning to normal business which in the end means loss of money.
Within SQL Server 2012, there are two primary commands for backup, the primary command is BACKUP DATABASE (MSSQLtips.com, 2014). The BACKUP DATABASE command allows a backup to be completed of both databases and files (MSSQLtips.com, 2014). A full database backup includes all databases as well as the transaction log in case files are needed to be restored (Microsoft SQL Server, 2014). A full database backup is a mirror of the database at the time the backup finished. Backing up a large database can be time consuming as well as take up a lot of space. If backing up a large database is too time consuming, differential database backups can be completed (Microsoft SQL Server, 2014). It is important to note that for a full backup, it is not sufficient to just backup data but transaction logs must also be backed up (Microsoft SQL Server, 2014).
An entire database can be restored in one step to any location. Restoring a database can take some time as all data must be recovered before the database can return online (Microsoft SQL Server, 2014). In the full recovery model, all transaction logs must be restored before the database can be recovered (Microsoft SQL Server, 2014). Transact-SQL permits backups using the BACKUP command…...

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