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Permissions Required to Take Database Backup in SQL Server

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In order to take backups a user must be a member of DBCREATOR Server Role and DB_OWNER Database Role else you will receive the below mentioned error while performing backups.

Error Message

Msg 262, Level 14, State 1, Line 1
BACKUP DATABASE permission denied in database 'DatabaseName'.
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

Sample TSQL Script to Create Login with DBCREATOR Server Role and DB_OWNER Database Role

CREATE LOGIN BackupRestoreAdmin WITH PASSWORD='$tr0ngP@$$w0rd'
CREATE USER BackupRestoreAdmin FOR LOGIN BackupRestoreAdmin
EXEC sp_addsrvrolemember 'BackupRestoreAdmin', 'dbcreator'
EXEC sp_addrolemember 'db_owner','BackupRestoreAdmin'

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Last Updated On: Feb 12, 2014

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