I have a website on a shared hosting. I want to do a full backup of a Sql-Server 2005 database. I can connect to db using server management studio but I cannot do full backup because I cannot reach any filesystem (due to hosting limitations). Can anybody help?


If you don't have any file-system permissions, and your hosting provider isn't willing to open those up at least a tiny bit, then I really don't see how you can achieve this, sorry....

Written by marc_s

I can extract DB schema and content of all tables to sql script using EMS SQL Manager. It's acceptable for a small database but rather too heavy for something larger.

Written by tomo

Accepted Answer

You should talk to your hosting and see what they recommend to make full backup, meanwhile you can use Import/Export Data to transfer data to a local Database.

Edit: After searching on this issue I found the following article: automatically taking backup of database on shared hosting having SQL Server 2005 express on my machine ? Plz guide

Written by Wael Dalloul
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