I have a Windows Server 2008 with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and VERITAS NetBackup installed. Basically, this NetBackup requires a valid logon ID into the SQL Server that is powerful enough to do a backup and restoration.

I have created a local ID on the OS called backup01 and assign it to the Backup Operator group. Next, I created a login in SQL Server 2008 with for backup01 with Windows Authentication. As for server roles, I assign it as 'public' and 'sysadmin'. With this, the backup and restoration via NetBackup will always work.

However, our security policy discourage the use of sysadmin or administrator equivalent rights to be assigned to non-administrator users.

In this case, where can I find this backup operator role in Microsoft SQL Server? Or is there any guide or tutorial that walks you through on creating a new role? Thank you!

  • I'm not quite familiar with this particular problem, but in general you should only grant privileges to the roles that are just sufficient to work with. I'd look at NetBackup docs for details. Commented Nov 10, 2012 at 9:44

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It is not a system level role, it is assigned in each database. Assign the login "public" and "db_backupoperator" roles in each database it needs to backup.



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