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The minimum permissions to back up a database are PUBLIC at the server level and DB_BACKUPOPERATOR at a database level. In SQL Server 2005, Microsoft recommended against removing NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM from the sysadmin role: The NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM account is also granted a SQL Server login. The NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM account is provisioned in the ...


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Basically, you need to do two things in a situation like this. First, you need to take a backup. Do this before you do anything. If you can't get approved to buy a proper backup suite, at least download NT backup. And once you've taken your backup, remember, it's not a real backup until you've successfully tested a restore. This will give you a safty ...


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I suspect that you're going to have to "trick" windows into natively authenticating against the linux kerberos server, which might be more effort than you're looking for. Things I found include: This O'Reilly article PGina is old and doesn't include Kerberos out of the box, but you could write a plugin (yikes). Use SAMBA and FreeIPA to create a trust with ...



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