SQL: Full backup (.bak)

Risk :

A missing full backup can cause loss of data. In case of database fault , we won’t be able to restore the database.


A full backup contains all the data in a specific database or set of file groups or files. It is the base of both differential backup and transaction log backup.


Full SQL backup should execute successfully every 24 hours.

What went wrong?

  • A Large backup file caused long backup execute.
  • No available disk space.
  • Network is not available.

What to do:

  • Check backup system.
  • Check server network connection