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How to Backup Database in SQL Server

6. In Backup Component select Databases and in Backup set leave the default Name and optionally enter Description. Leave the default value as 0 days for Backup set will expire after option.

Take Full Backup of Database in SQL Server Using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Step 7. Click the Add button to select the file or backup device for the backup destination as shown in the below snippet and click OK to return to Backup Database Dialog box.

Select the Database Backup Destination in SSMS

Step 8. Once you have completed the General settings you will be able to see a screen similar to below snippet.

Step 9. Select Options in the Select a page pane to view the advanced options. In Overwrite Media choose Back up to the existing media set and Append to the existing backup set option as shown in the below snippet.

Step 10. Under Reliability section, you can select the checkbox Verify backup when finished option. By selecting this option you can make sure the database backup is good.

Backup Database Options Page in SQL Server Management Studio

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