Incremental backup in SQL server 2005 and SQL Server 2005 express

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Question: a) steps to backup the daily incremental in sql server 2005. b) steps to backup the daily incremental in sql server 2005 express.
ASKED: August 17, 2010  6:04 AM
UPDATED: October 22, 2013  4:00 PM

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SQL Server doesn’t have incremental backups. We have Differential backups instead. A differential backup is all the changes since the last full backup.

Use the BACKUP DATABASE command just like you would to do a full backup but add in the DIFFERENTIAL flag.

BACKUP DATABASE YourDatabase TO DISK='D:\Path\To\Your\File.bak' WITH DIFFERENTIAL

This can be done with any version and/or edition of Microsoft SQL Server.

You can then schedule this to run using a SQL Agent Job (SQL 2008+ doesn’t include the Agent in the Express edition).

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