Generate a maintenance plan that runs this task against all SQL Server databases, except tempdb.
All system databases
Generate a maintenance plan that runs this task against each of the SQL Server system databases except tempdb. No maintenance tasks are run against user-created databases.
All user databases
Generate a maintenance plan that runs this task against all user-created databases. No maintenance tasks are run against the SQL Server system databases.
These specific databases
Generate a maintenance plan that runs this task against only those databases that are selected. At least one database in the list must be selected if this option is chosen.
Not available for transaction log backups.
Backup set will expire
Specifies when the backup set can be overwritten by another backup set.
Back up to
Back up the database to a file or to tape. Only tape devices attached to the computer containing the database are available.
Back up database across one or more files
Click Add to open the Select Backup Destination dialog box, and provide one or more a disk location, or tape device.
Click Remove to remove a file from the box.
Click Contents to read the file header and display the current backup contents of the file.
If backup files exist
Specify how to handle existing backups. Select Overwrite to remove the old content of a file or tape, and replace it with this new backup. Select Append to add the new backups after any existing backups in the file or on the tape.
Create a backup file for every database
Create a backup file in the location specified in the folder box. One file is created for each database selected.
Create a sub-directory for each database
Create a sub-directory under the specified disk directory that contains the database backup for each database being backed up as part of the maintenance plan.
The sub-directory will inherit permissions from the parent directory. Restrict permissions to avoid unauthorized access.
Specify the folder to contain the automatically created database files.
Backup file extension
Specify the extension to use for the backup files. The default is .bak.
Verify backup integrity
Verify that the backup set is complete and that all volumes are readable.
Back up the tail of the log, and leave the database in the restoring state
Perform a log backup as the last step before restoring a database. For more information, see Tail-Log Backups.
Set backup compression
In SQL Server 2008 Enterprise (or later versions), select one the following backup compression values: