Joseph Michael Pesch
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SQL Backup All User Databases via Windows Task Scheduler

by 22. March 2016 18:14

1) Create the SQL procedure below
2) Add this sqlcmd to a CMD file:
    sqlcmd -S localhost -E -Q "exec master.dbo.prc_BackupUserDatabases"
3) Add this command to the CMD file (to delete files older that X days), sample deletes *.bak files older than 5 days:
    forfiles -p "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup" -s -m *.bak -d -5 -c "cmd /c del @path"
4) Add to windows task scheduler with Action = Start a Program (pointed to the CMD file)

SQL Procedure

USE [master]
create procedure [dbo].[prc_BackupUserDatabases] as
  declare @DatabaseName varchar(50)
        , @BackupFolder sysname = 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup\';
  declare cur cursor for select name from sys.databases where len(owner_sid) > 1
  open cur
  while 1=1 begin
    fetch next from cur into @DatabaseName
    if @@FETCH_STATUS <> 0 break
    declare @BackupFilePath sysname = @BackupFolder + @DatabaseName + N'_' + CONVERT(char(8), GETDATE(), 112) + '.bak';
    backup database @DatabaseName to disk = @BackupFilePath with init, STATS=10;
  close cur
  deallocate cur


SQL Server

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