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Former Member
Sep 24, 2009 at 06:23 AM

Backup in Windows 2008 server


Hi All,

We are using Windows 2008 server and MS SQL 2005 db. Can we take a tape backup in MS SQL 2005 without using any third party s/w.

I have take an tape backup of SQL db in Windows 2003 OS. but in windows 2008 OS am not able to take the backup. the tape option in backup device is greyed out / disabled. I heard that in windows 2008 server tape backup is not supported and you have install a third party s/w.

Has anyone take a backup without any third party s/w in windows 2008 server and MS SQL 2005 environment. Please help me out.