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I have a database in Sql Server 2005. The database is configured to be backed up as Full (sunday) and Differential (weeknights) on a mediaset at a particular path.

When I run the command:

BACKUP DATABASE COB
TO DISK = ’C:BackupsCOB.bak’ 
WITH COPY_ONLY;

to backup the database to a different path, does that break the pre-configured backup sequence. I know that usually people run the copy_only backup without changing the backup sequence, but I was unsure what would happen if I changed the path. Still Learning. Any help will be much appreciated!

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When you run a backup with copy_only, it does not interfere with the full/differential backup sequence.

You can think of a with copy_only backup as it never happened.

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