Backup History for SQL Server databases

 Backup HistoryHaving a complete backup history of all of your backup and restore operations can become quite useful at times.
All the data that you might need to be related to this, like who created the backup, at what time, on what media, and many other details are stored in the system databases of the SQL Server instance.

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SQL Server 2014 for backups

 SQL Server 2014So, SQL Server 2014 CTP2 has been released and now we can have a look at some of its new features before its official commercial release later this year. 
What we’re mostly interested in is, obviously, improvements related to backups and restores. Here is a shortlist with improvements. 

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What databases to backup?

databases to backupDoing backups might become a repetitive and reflex action if done for quite a long time. But due to this, you might skip a few things at the beginning and never add them to your checklist schedule when doing backups. 
The following article presents a list of databases to backup and reasons why you should do it.

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Backup best practices – a shortcut

We already know that backups are important for securing your databases from data loss. 
We also have an article about best practices regarding backups, but the article is quite detailed and if you want to take a shortcut and take care of the essentials, then you’ve found it.

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