I have a job that creates backups of one database on a daily basis. I need to know how I could send this backup to a drive on another server. At first I tried to replicate the database all last week but with no success. I am technically a begginer with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 so please bear with me. Any help on this situation would be appreciated.
Is this a hand crafted job or are you using maintenance plans to accomplish the backup?
In either case, you can change the target of the backup to use UNC paths or a mapped drive.
Keep in mind that depending on where the target location is located (both physically and logically on the network) the backup time might increase so I would test it to make sure that it falls within the ranges of your SLA requirements.
For example, via code:
via a maintenance plan:
Also, here is a forum post that might help: http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6096 as well.
Hope this helps!!
answered Feb 20, 2012 at 03:46 PM