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I define a backup task form the SQL Server 2008 Management Studio. The task creates backup files with name db_backup_YYYY_MM_DD_HHMMSS_ID.bak

Is there a way to change the format. I'm interestet of the weekday db_backup_weekday.bak

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IMHO the format you proposed is far less informative than the default. I assume you want rotate the backups but belive me - something's gonna fail and you won't even notice that backups are not being made. –  minder Sep 21 '09 at 12:07
    
The date/time format is a little bit redundant when the same is on the timestamp for local files. Anyway i was thinking in a program (Studio) with so much options. maybe i could'nt find/see the option for the filename format ... –  PeterMmm Sep 21 '09 at 12:57
    
Actually it is not - you can not select / copy / open files by timestamp. –  TomTom Dec 4 '10 at 9:37

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I don't know that you can do this via a maintenace plan. You will probably be able to do this if you write your backup via a script.

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