I have a problem with SQL Server backup on the MS SQL Server 2008R2 (SP1) 10.50.2500.

Basically there is a maintenance plan backing up SQL databases into the physical_device_id which is showing up as a string of numbers similar to UUID ({761607B3-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX}11}), the software_vendor_id = 4608 and the user_name = NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM.

When trying to access the existing maintenance plan:

use msdb

select * from sysmaintplan_sublpans
select * from sysmaintplan_plans 

I have no output.

Any help will be much appreciated!

1 Answer 1


The database server is being backed up by a third party tool not the maintenance plans. The following query will show you the backup vendor information

from msdb.dbo.backupset
  • Thanks Sporri as the software_vendor_id is 4608 it is the maintenance plan? (please correct me if I'm wrong). The name and description fields are NULL, Oct 11, 2016 at 16:34
  • The software_vendor_id is I think always 4608, Then the backup process is not registering itself. check select * from msdb.dbo.backupset and you will see the path to where the backups are made, that could help
    – Spörri
    Oct 12, 2016 at 16:12

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