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I would like to know where in the database or on the file system the information about Back Up Database Task in the Maintenance Plans Tasks.

I can find the Job in msdb.dbo.sysjobs I can find the Subplan in msdb.dbo.sysmaintplan_subplans

But I need to find where and how the Task is being stored.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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In SQL 2000 they were in the msdb database.

Specific table information can be found here: http://www.toadworld.com/platforms/sql-server/w/wiki/9438.msdb-databases.aspx#Database_Maintenance_Plan_Tables

In SQL 2005 maintenance plans are modified SSIS (or DTS) packages and are stored in the dbo.sysdtspackages90 table. (from: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic501078-5-1.aspx )

In SQL 2008 and 2012 they are in the sysssispackages table.

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The sysdbmaintplan_... tables in msdb do not have any data in them. The sysdbmaintplans table has 1 record with a created date of 2005-10-14 (Long before this SQL server was installed.) –  DBADarron May 11 '11 at 16:50
    
I have edited my answer with better information. –  RThomas May 11 '11 at 17:04

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