Back Up Database Task

The Back Up Database task performs different types of SQL Server database backups. For more information, see Back Up and Restore of SQL Server Databases.

By using the Back Up Database task, a package can back up a single database or multiple databases. If the task backs up only a single database, you can choose the backup component: the database, or its files and filegroups.

Supported Recover Models and Backup Types

The following table lists the recovery models and backup types that the Back Up Database task supports.

Recovery model Database Database differential Transaction log File or file differential
Simple Required Optional Not supported Not supported
Full Required Optional Required Optional
Bulk-logged Required Optional Required Optional

The Back Up Database task encapsulates a Transact-SQL BACKUP statement. For more information, see BACKUP (Transact-SQL).

Configuration of the Back Up Database Task

You can set properties through SSIS Designer. This task is in the Maintenance Plan Tasks section of the Toolbox in SSIS Designer.

For more information about the properties that you can set in SSIS Designer, click the following topic: