Complete System Backup SQL Server

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Backup
Dell servers
Prophet 21
SQL Server 2008
Terminal Server
We are running SQL 2008 on Dell Servers with a wholesale Distribution Package Software by Activant Solutions Called P21 (Prophet 21) Our question is this! WE have a SQL Server and a TS Terminal Server running our Distribution Software and off of this equipment was recommended by the Activant Solutions Company, Activant is very difficult to deal with and we are only wanting to know if we are getting a complete backup on every day becase this is how it is set, for our SQL Software and our Activant Saoftware in case we ever have to do a complete restore

Software/Hardware used:
SQL Server 2008, Dell Servers, Terminal Server

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You didn’t provide any information about how you are backing up the systems.

If you are doing a backup within SQL via a SQL Agent Job, then you are backing up the SQL Server. If you are backing up the database, using the SQL module of a backup software package like Commvault, NetBackup, etc then you are backing up the SQL Server. If you are doing a backup with any other method, you aren’t doing a valid backup of the database, and it shouldn’t be trusted for a restore.

Can you provide more information (in the comments below) about how you are backing everything up? What software you use, to where you backup, etc.

You may want to hire a SQL Server consultant for a few hours to take a look at your backup setup, and recommend any changes if you don’t have a SQL Server DBA in house. You could either hire someone local, or hire someone remote and have them VPN in a look at your backup strategy.

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