The size of your Microsoft SQL database is irrelevant; it is the back-up strategies you apply that really make a difference
With SQL Server 2000, there are myriad choices for backing up your database. Whether your database is small and changes infrequently or very large and changes rapidly, there is a backup strategy to meet your needs. Let's take a look at some of the basic backup strategies that will work for a variety of environments.
This article assumes that you are authorised to run backups for your database. That is, you are either the system administrator or in the db_owner or db_backupadministrator roles. Also, it assumes you have the operating system privileges to utilise the necessary resources required for a backup, for example, access to disk or tape drives.
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