MSSQL Script for backing up multiple databases

Some time we want to take backup of each and every database within the SQL server instance. Taking a backup of every database individually is quite painful and time consuming process. However this task can be done using a script in single attempt.

MSSQL Script for backing up multiple databases

Following script will allow you to backup of multiple databases within your instance of SQL Server.

Points to remember:
  • Change the @path to the appropriate backup directory as desired.
  • Run this script against the master database.
  • File Naming Format “DBname_YYYYDDMM.BAK”
  • In the exclude these databases tag, you can enter the db name which you don’t want to backup.
Script:
DECLARE @name VARCHAR(50) -- database name
DECLARE @path VARCHAR(256) -- path for backup files
DECLARE @fileName VARCHAR(256) -- filename for backup
DECLARE @fileDate VARCHAR(20) -- used for file name

-- specify database backup directory

SET @path = 'C:\Backup\'

-- specify filename format

SELECT @fileDate = CONVERT(VARCHAR(20),GETDATE(),112)
DECLARE db_cursor CURSOR FOR
SELECT name
FROM master.dbo.sysdatabases
WHERE name NOT IN ('master','model','msdb','tempdb') -- exclude these databases
OPEN db_cursor
FETCH NEXT FROM db_cursor INTO @name
WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0
BEGIN
SET @fileName = @path + @name + '_' + @fileDate + '.BAK'
BACKUP DATABASE @name TO DISK = @fileName
FETCH NEXT FROM db_cursor INTO @name
END
CLOSE db_cursor
DEALLOCATE db_cursor

 


<<Click here to see all posts>>

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Prove You Are Human Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.