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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Backing Up SQL Using SQL Server Management Studio

Another way to back up SQL is by using the native backup function of SQL to create a flat file backup, which can then become the target for a separate backup application if necessary. This method is especially useful if an environment already has a centralized backup infrastructure that doesn’t support SQL natively. The sample backup procedure that follows is based on SQL Server 2012; however, the steps are very similar for SQL Server 2008 R2.

To back up SQL through the SQL Server Management Studio, perform the following steps:

1. Log on to the server where Lync Back End databases are installed using an account with SQL administrative rights, and open SQL Server Management Studio.

2. At the Connect ...

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