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How to: Back Up to Tape or Disk (SQL Server Management Studio)

This topic explains how to back up to tape or disk.

To back up to tape or disk

  1. After connecting to the appropriate instance of the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine, in Object Explorer, click the server name to expand the server tree.

  2. Expand Databases, and, depending on the database, either select a user database or expand System Databases and select a system database.

  3. Right-click the database, point to Tasks, and then click Back Up. The Back Up Database dialog box appears.

  4. In the Destination section of the General page, click Disk or Tape. To select the paths of up to 64 disk or tape drives containing a single media set, click Add.

    To remove a backup destination, select it and click Remove. To view the contents of a backup destination, select it and click Contents.

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