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Use the Source section of the Database Backup Editor window to designate which SQL Server database(s) will be backed up.


Choosing a SQL Server Instance


Click the Choose SQL Server button to show the Connect to SQL Server window.


The server name field is used to specify the fully qualified name of the SQL Server instance to which you wish to connect. This field can be a computer host name, or a combination of host and instance name.


Example server names:


(local)\SQLExpress - Specifies the default SQL Express named instance on the local computer.

(local) - Specifies the local SQL Server installation (without an instance name).

Server1\SQLExpress - Specifies the default SQL Express names instance on a remote computer named "Server1".

Server1 - Specifies an unnamed SQL Server instance on a remote computer named "Server1".


Clicking the drop-down arrow associated with the server name field will cause SQL Backup Master to build a listing of any SQL Server instances it can find on the local machine and/or network. Note remote SQL Server instances need to have the SQL Server Browser feature installed and enabled in order to be discovered in this manner.


You can also specify logon information for the selected SQL Server instance. The following options are available:


Connect using Windows Authentication - Choose this option if your current Windows account is a member of the System Administrator role in SQL Server.

Connect using the following SQL Server account - Use this method if you have SQL Server Authentication enabled on the selected SQL Server instance and wish to use the associated username and password to log on.


Use the Test SQL Connection button to ensure proper connectivity, and then click the OK button to proceed.


Selecting Databases to Back Up


Once you've specified a SQL Server connection, SQL Backup Master will enumerate and list its associated databases.


You can either either place a check mark next to the databases you wish to back up, or click the Backup all non-system databases option to ensure that all non-system databases are backed up (even if they are added at a later date).