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I have Syntax to Backup SQL DataBase Locally and then Copy to the Network Share.

My Local Path is D:\db and Share Path C:\Data and backupfile : dbP.bak
DataBase Name : hospitaA

Please correct the Syntax to use it.

The Syntax :
SET LocalFolder=C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQLBackup
SqlCmd -E -Q "Backup Database MyDB To Disk=’%LocalFolder%\MyDB.bak’"
XCopy "%LocalFolder%\MyDB.bak" "\\\BackupDatabases" /Z /V
DEL "%LocalFolder%\MyDB.bak"
Updated 10-Nov-11 2:10am
Mehdi Gholam 10-Nov-11 8:11am    
Whats wrong with it?
LebneizTech 10-Nov-11 8:24am    
Sir, It do not RUN on SQL Query Analyzer due to Syntax Error

Correct Syntax:

SET LocalFolder=C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQLBackup
SqlCmd -E -Q "backup database MyDB to disk='$(LocalFolder)\MyDB.bak'"
XCopy "%LocalFolder%\MyDB.bak" "\\\BackupDatabases" /Z /V
DEL "%LocalFolder%\MyDB.bak"
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LebneizTech 10-Nov-11 8:27am    
Sir It is not running on SQL Query Analyzer due to Syntax Error
Heino Zunzer 10-Nov-11 13:35pm    
erm, yes, because it is not SQL Query Analyzer syntax... its syntax for a batch
sqlcmd is a command line tool to execute SQL Server commands from the command line.
Copy the above code to notepad.exe, save as Backup.bat and run backup.bat from a command prompt.
LebneizTech 11-Nov-11 2:52am    
Sir, May I can RUN this Syntax from Client Side (.NET .aspx Page),so that I can able to store my Backup on Network Disk
LebneizTech 11-Nov-11 5:52am    
Sir, there is Connection error :

C:\Documents and Settings\PP>sqlcmd -U "sa" -P "sa" -S "A" -Q "backup database HospitalA to disk='D:\DB\MyDB.bak'"
HResult 0x15, Level 16, State 1
Encryption not supported on the client.
Sqlcmd: Error: Microsoft SQL Native Client : Client unable to establish connection.
Sqlcmd: Error: Microsoft SQL Native Client : An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by
the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections..
Please Correct
Heino Zunzer 11-Nov-11 6:01am    
Please ensure that you understand, what you are doing. Don't execute blindly code you copy off the internet. Google the tools at least and see what the parameters mean.

In this case of course you need to provide a proper server name. -S is the parameter for the sql server instance name, and I doubt your SQL Server is called "A". It will be something like "localhost" or "srv-blablasql".
-U stands for user. (btw, "sa" is the sql sys admin user. you sure he has password "sa". If so, fire your DBA).
-P is for password.
-Q is for Query

and sqlcmd has many more possible parameters, just look at the link.
oh, I see...

string sqlConnectionString = "Data Source=(local);Initial Catalog=MyDB;Integrated Security=True";
string sqlCommand = "backup database MyDB to disk='C:\\Backup\\MyDB.bak'";

SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(sqlConnectionString);
SqlCommand com = new SqlCommand(sqlCommand);

// copy file to newtwork location

Note that the path C:\Backup\MyDB.bak will be on your SQL Server machine! Not on the client or anywhere else. SQL Server can only reference local drives and UNC paths. (But don't use network shares for backup. Just don't.)
Backup locally on your SQL Server and then have move the file to a network location.

Hope that helps.
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As others say they are bunch of command line commands so do not try to run them in query analyzer.
instead make a batch file and put them in there and run the batch file.

And if you want to run the batch file from client sides of an ASP.NET web form then consider using this code in your webform :


For more information read these resources :[^][^]

After your comment :

Please try this one :
System.Diagnostics.Process process = new System.Diagnostics.Process();
process.StartInfo.FileName = @"cmd.exe";
process.StartInfo.Arguments = @"/k f:\cpy.bat";
process.StartInfo.WorkingDirectory = @"f:\";

Please change the batch file name and working directory to a proper one. And remember to add an Exit command at the end of your batch file.

If it helped you please mark it as an answered question or vote it up.

Hope It Helps
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LebneizTech 11-Nov-11 7:00am    
Sir, from this Syntax : System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("cmd.exe");
Command Prompt is Opening, But not Batch File(backup.bat) Stored in Root Folder is not Opening.
As I have to open backup.bat
Amir Mahfoozi 11-Nov-11 7:48am    
I have updated the answer.

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