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Find Backup History on a Sql-Server


Generally backups are planned on a sql server database in such a manner where there is a least possibility of a backup faiure. However There could be many reasons why some backups have failed.Sql server has internal tables which record backup process with the below attributes

  • BackupType
  • TimeTaken
  • Backup start date
  • Database name
  • Location of the backed up file
  • Size of the file
  • Server name
  • Recovery model

and the history of the recorded back-up is maintained

The below script Helps us find the backup history on an sql server instance SQL-SERVER.
download the Script select the database you want to run the script on as a new query and run the script.

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 Use 
SELECT 
TOP 500
s.database_name,
CASE s.type
WHEN 'D' THEN 'Full'
WHEN 'I' THEN 'Differential'
WHEN 'L' THEN 'Transaction Log'
END AS BackupType,
CAST(DATEDIFF(second, s.backup_start_date,
s.backup_finish_date) AS VARCHAR(4)) + ' ' + 'Seconds' TimeTaken,
s.backup_start_date,
CAST(s.first_lsn AS VARCHAR(50)) AS first_lsn,
CAST(s.last_lsn AS VARCHAR(50)) AS last_lsn,
m.physical_device_name,
CAST(CAST(s.backup_size / 1000000 AS INT) AS VARCHAR(14)) + ' ' + 'MB' AS bkSize,
s.server_name,
s.recovery_model
FROM msdb.dbo.backupset s
INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily m ON s.media_set_id = m.media_set_id
WHERE s.database_name = DB_NAME() -- Remove this line for all the database
ORDER BY backup_start_date DESC, backup_finish_date
GO

you can download the Script here here