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Posted - 2006-07-12 : 12:13:32
I have a maintenance plan that backs up the database to disk on the server. I would like to add a step to the backup job that will either copy that BAK file to another server, or run a second backup to the other server.
I need help with the command syntax though.
Also what permission would I need on the other server to access it?
Thanks very much for any help.

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Posted - 2006-07-12 : 14:50:24

Peter Larsson
Helsingborg, Sweden
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Posted - 2006-07-12 : 14:56:54
Add a step to the backup job. The second job would run xp_cmdshell using DOS copy or xcopy command. The SQL service on the the server that has the job would need write access to the folder (most likely a share) where you are copying the file to.

EXEC master.dbo.xp_cmdshell 'xcopy E:\MSSQL\Backup\SomeBackupFile.BAK' \\DestinationServer\ShareName\'

Tara Kizer
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