SQL Backup Log File name

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SQL Backup Log File name

Postby toad2898 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:36 pm

Is it possible to change its name from the default? doesnt seem to be an option in the UI.

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Postby petey » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:36 am

No, it isn't possible to change the log file name. For backups, the GUID that forms part of the file name represents the backup_set_uuid value in the msdb..backupset table, to allow easy referencing with the SQL Server backup history tables.

It is possible to change the folder though, and you can use tags. E.g. if you wanted to separate the log files by database name, you could use

g:\\sql backup\\logs\\<INSTANCE>\\<DATABASE>\\
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