Create backup using SQL Server Management Studio SSMS


Creating backups using SQL Server Management Studio is pretty simple as well.  Based on how simple the T-SQL commands are, there is a lot of clicking that needs to occur in SSMS to create a backup.


The following screen shots show you how to create a full backup and a transaction log backup.

  • Expand the "Databases" tree
  • Right click on the database name you want to backup
  • Select "Tasks" then "Back Up..." as shown below
backup database from ssms
  • Specify the "Backup type"; Full, Differential or Transaction Log
select backup type
  • Click on "Add..." to add the location and the name of the backup file
  • Click "OK" to close this screen
enter backup destination
  • And click "OK" again to create the backup
select backup options

Comments For This Article

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:33:17 PM - Greg Robidoux Back To Top (48764)

You can schedule a backup using SQL Agent or Windows Task Scheduler.  You will need to use the T-SQL BACKUP commands to do this.

See this page:


Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:21:57 AM - Bouslama Back To Top (48757)



Thanks a lot for these tutos.

But i want to know how could i plan an automatic backup at a specified time of a day.

Best regards,

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 4:36:13 PM - Ibrahim Ahmed Back To Top (47697)

Thanks for this tips and help 


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