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A_J_A's avatar
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11 years ago

SQL Server - what do you folks do for Master and MSDB databases?

My previous employer did disk to disk native SQL Server backup which I was very comfortable using for SQL Server backup/recovery.

My new employer uses NetBackup for to back up SQL Servers to tape. I am not sure how I feel about backing up Master and MSDB to tape. If the SQL Server crashes and I need to rebuild a new one, am I able to reliably recover these system databases to a different machine? I'm a little nervous relying on a 3rd party tool and it's limitations. Do you folks make extra backups somewhere to disk for these system databases using a "copy only" native SQL Server backup for easier recovery?








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