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I am not really a DB guy. We don't have any back up servers for our DataBase. There is a need for some kind of back up service which can take production back up daily once in the morning and once in the evening .

Any suggestions ?

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If you just need basic backups they can be setup pretty easily from the maintenance plan interface.

This link is more "wizardy"

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thanks that is all i needed – Ved Dec 9 '09 at 20:42
that doesnt work for SQLExpress editions, by the way. only for full server editions. – djangofan Dec 10 '09 at 21:06

I use redgates SQL Backup, it's worked for years very reliably, easy to set up, and it does streaming compression, so your backups don't take too much disk space.

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