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Language: SQL
Expertise: Advanced
May 11, 2016



Building the Right Environment to Support AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Find out When the Last Full Backup was Taken

The following query shows the last time a full backup was taken on a certain database.

select database_name as [Database], a.name [NameOfBackup], user_name as [BackupTakenBy],
backup_start_date, backup_finish_date, backup_size as [SizeOfBackup], is_copy_only,
has_backup_checksums, b.physical_device_name as [LocationOfBackup]
from msdb.dbo.backupset a inner join msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily b on a.media_set_id=b.media_set_id
where backup_set_id in
(select max(backup_set_id) from msdb.dbo.backupset where type='D' and is_copy_only in (0)
group by database_name) 

This displays the last time a full backup was taken, as well as the user who took the last backup.

Hannes du Preez
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