11th May 2015

Backup Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Databases Automatically

Backup Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Databases Automatically

We have a client who has SQL Express 2014 and wanted to automate backups. Please find the steps to create automated backups using SQL Express 2014.

Step 1: Open SQL Server 2014 Express

Step 2: Expand Server Objects

Step 3: Right Click on Backup Device and select New Backup Device.

Step 4: The Backup Device Popup window will appear

                a./ Enter Device name

                b./ Enter the destinations of the backup files

                c./ Select Ok.

Step 5: Right click on the Backup Device you have just created and select Backup Up a Database.

Step 6: Select the database you wish to backup up from under source

Step 7: Select the script option.

Step 8: Select Ok.

Step 9: Save the Script to a file location of your choice.

Step 10: Create a batch file with the following information text:


Step 11: Setup a Schedule Task to run the batch file on a nightly basis.


Support for SQL Server 2014 Is Ending

Each version of SQL server is backed up by 10 years of support from Microsoft, which means as of July 2024, Microsoft won't be releasing any updates, leaving your business at risk of downtime and data breaches.

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