SQL SERVER – Finding Last Backup Time for All Database

Here is the quick script I use find last backup time for all the databases in my server instance.

SQL SERVER - Finding Last Backup Time for All Database backupsqlserver

SELECT sdb.Name AS DatabaseName,
COALESCE(CONVERT(VARCHAR(12), MAX(bus.backup_finish_date), 101),'-') AS LastBackUpTime
FROM sys.sysdatabases sdb
LEFT OUTER JOIN msdb.dbo.backupset bus ON bus.database_name = sdb.name
GROUP BY sdb.Name

The query above will return following result where we can see the database last database backup date and time.

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SQL SERVER - Finding Last Backup Time for All Database backupsqlserver1

Do you use any other script for the same purpose, please share here, it will be interesting for all of us know.

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Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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  • Looking for a way to identify databases that are using differential backups – any way to identify them and not full or log backups?

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  • Hi Pinal,
    In my application the database is created by the User, so I am executing the backup query (listing all the databses from sys.databases) using T-SQL Statement Task. Currently i have 392 databases in our azure virtual machine and I have scheduled a backup to azure blob storage. I will explain my problem now. Backup schedule is not running for all the databases. I have checked the history. But it is showing the schedule is executed successfully. Is there is any way to solve or track this. Expecting your reply

    Thanks and Regards
    Sreejith

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  • Hi,

    I am using the below script for checking the status of latest full, diff and tlog backups for all the databases.

    set nocount on
    go
    set quoted_identifier off

    declare @dbname as varchar(80)
    declare @msgdb as varchar(100)
    declare @dbbkpname as varchar(80)
    declare @dypart1 as varchar(2)
    declare @dypart2 as varchar(3)
    declare @dypart3 as varchar(4)
    declare @currentdate as varchar(10)
    declare @server_name as varchar(30)

    select @server_name = @@servername
    select @dypart1 = datepart(dd,getdate())
    select @dypart2 = datename(mm,getdate())
    select @dypart3 = datepart(yy,getdate())
    select @currentdate= @dypart1 + @dypart2 + @dypart3

    print “#####################################################################”
    print “# SERVERNAME : ” + @server_name + ” DATE : ” + @currentdate +”#”
    print “#####################################################################”

    Print “DatabaseName Full Diff TranLog”
    Print “##########################################################################################################################################”

    SELECT SUBSTRING(s.name,1,50) AS ‘DATABASE Name’,
    b.backup_start_date AS ‘Full DB Backup Status’,
    c.backup_start_date AS ‘Differential DB Backup Status’,
    d.backup_start_date AS ‘Transaction Log Backup Status’
    FROM master..sysdatabases s
    LEFT OUTER JOIN msdb..backupset b
    ON s.name = b.database_name
    AND b.backup_start_date =
    (SELECT MAX(backup_start_date)as ‘Full DB Backup Status’
    FROM msdb..backupset
    WHERE database_name = b.database_name
    AND type = ‘D’) — full database backups only, not log backups
    LEFT OUTER JOIN msdb..backupset c
    ON s.name = c.database_name
    AND c.backup_start_date =
    (SELECT MAX(backup_start_date)’Differential DB Backup Status’
    FROM msdb..backupset
    WHERE database_name = c.database_name
    AND type = ‘I’)
    LEFT OUTER JOIN msdb..backupset d
    ON s.name = d.database_name
    AND d.backup_start_date =
    (SELECT MAX(backup_start_date)’Transaction Log Backup Status’
    FROM msdb..backupset
    WHERE database_name = d.database_name
    AND type = ‘L’)
    WHERE s.name ‘tempdb’
    ORDER BY s.name

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  • Hi all…
    when I execute (A) on the server, I got more detailed result of back-up for field “Last_BKP”.
    If I execute from a different server using a “Linked Server” (B) a got less row…field “Last_BKP
    ” is NULL for 4 rows.

    I did not understand why…
    ALEN

    ———————————– (A) ———————————-
    SELECT
    @@SERVERNAME [Istanza],
    sdb.Name AS DatabaseName,
    CONVERT(VARCHAR(13), MAX(bus.backup_finish_date), 103) AS [Last_BKP],
    DATEDIFF(day, MAX(bus.backup_finish_date), getdate()) DD_Late,
    MAX(bus.backup_finish_date) backup_finish_date
    FROM master.dbo.sysdatabases sdb
    LEFT OUTER JOIN msdb.dbo.backupset bus
    ON bus.database_name = sdb.name
    WHERE sdb.Name ‘tempdb’
    GROUP BY sdb.Name

    ———————————– (B) ———————————-
    SELECT
    ‘MyDB server name’ [Istanza],
    sdb.Name AS DatabaseName,
    CONVERT(VARCHAR(13), MAX(bus.backup_finish_date), 103) AS [Last_BKP],
    DATEDIFF(day, MAX(bus.backup_finish_date), getdate()) DD_Late,
    MAX(bus.backup_finish_date) backup_finish_date
    FROM [].master.dbo.sysdatabases sdb
    LEFT OUTER JOIN msdb.dbo.backupset bus
    ON bus.database_name = sdb.name
    WHERE sdb.Name ‘tempdb’
    GROUP BY sdb.Name

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  • give query very full to every one…

    WITH sqltmp (DatabaseName, LastBackupId) AS
    (
    SELECT sdb.Name ,MAX(bus.backup_set_id)
    FROM sys.sysdatabases sdb
    LEFT OUTER JOIN msdb.dbo.backupset bus ON (bus.database_name = sdb.name AND bus.type = ‘D’ )
    GROUP BY sdb.name
    )
    SELECT @@SERVERNAME ‘Server’, a.DatabaseName, b.backup_start_date , b.backup_finish_date,m.physical_device_name,
    Convert( numeric (8,2),Round(b.backup_size/ (1024*1024),2) ) [Size_MB]
    FROM sqltmp a INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.backupset b ON
    ( a.LastBackupId = b.backup_set_id)
    LEFT OUTER JOIN msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily m ON b.media_set_id = m.media_set_id
    WHERE a.DatabaseName NOT IN (‘tempdb’,’model’,’msdb’,’master’)
    ORDER BY DatabaseName

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  • can any one please tell me the script for ” how to find yesterday’s backups only “

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    • select sdb.name as DateBaseName ,convert(varchar(10), bus.backup_finish_date,101) as LastBacupdate,
      bus.machine_name as MeachineName,bus.server_name as ServerName,bus.user_name from sys.sysdatabases sdb
      join msdb.dbo.backupset bus
      on sdb.name=bus.database_name
      where DATEDIFF(day,bus.backup_finish_date,getdate())=1

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  • Hi, In your scripts you need to define explcitly which for the full,diff or log, because in your scripts it takes the logbackup date/time stamp, so that confuses for other guys.

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  • I have make changes in the query and get the required results

    DECLARE @db_name VARCHAR(100)
    SELECT @db_name = DB_NAME()

    SELECT TOP ( 30 )
    s.server_name,
    s.database_name,
    CASE s.[type]
    WHEN ‘D’ THEN ‘Full’
    WHEN ‘I’ THEN ‘Differential’
    WHEN ‘L’ THEN ‘Transaction Log’
    END as BackupType,
    s.recovery_model,
    s.backup_finish_date,
    s.backup_start_date,
    DATEDIFF(mi,s.backup_start_date , s.backup_finish_date)/60 as Total_Time_in_Hours,
    cast(CAST(s.backup_size / 1024 / 1024 / 1024 AS INT) as varchar(14))
    + ‘ ‘ + ‘GB’ as bkSize,
    CAST(s.first_lsn AS varchar(50)) AS first_lsn,
    CAST(s.last_lsn AS varchar(50)) AS last_lsn,
    m.physical_device_name
    FROM msdb.dbo.backupset s
    inner join msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily m ON s.media_set_id = m.media_set_id
    WHERE s.database_name = @db_name
    ORDER BY backup_start_date desc,
    backup_finish_date

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  • mr.lemonjello
    May 14, 2014 5:45 am

    I put together a stored proc to capture this information so I could put in a SQL Agent job and have it email when there aren’t any recent backups. … I know, I know. The backup job should alert you when it fails, but I have had to go oncall after a person who ignored those alerts so this is nice safety check.

    https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com:443/scriptcenter/Procedure-reports-8994befe

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  • i want to report
    databases and recovery model and last backup date
    please send script

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  • Ludovico Caldara
    February 26, 2015 9:06 pm

    here’s a script that works better, IMO.
    it makes use of with() and rank() over() to avoid supplemental joins or subqueries.

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  • this script doesnt work in sql server 2000 ..error getting invalid object

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  • how to check size of db since last backup??? Or how to check size for differntial backup??

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    • SP_HELPDB for size of the database and query MSDB.DBO.BACKUPSET table to get the size of differential backup. May be this will help
      select
      database_name
      ,CAST(ROUND(((backup_size/1024)/1024),2) AS DECIMAL (10,2)) AS [Backup size in MB]
      FROM msdb.dbo.backupset
      where type = ‘I’

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  • If SQL is on VM and sysadmin is taking snapshot every night then you might need to add is_snapshot = 0

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  • How to write a script to take full backup once in a week and differential backup all days.. ?

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  • Syed Mohd Naqi Zaidi
    September 11, 2016 10:53 am

    How to script to take full backup stroage the database ?

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  • Hi All,

    could you please explain the steps to
    Perform failover testing database clusters

    Regards
    Shiva

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  • I use the following query:

    with backups as (select database_name,type,case type when ‘D’ then ‘DATABASE’ when ‘I’ then ‘DIFFERENTIAL’ when ‘L’ then ‘LOG’ else ‘OTHER’ end type_desc,recovery_model
    ,(select backupmediafamily.physical_device_name from msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily where backupmediafamily.media_set_id = backupset.media_set_id) physical_device_name
    ,backup_start_date,datediff(ms,backup_start_date,backup_finish_date) backup_duration
    ,backup_size/1024 backup_size,compressed_backup_size/1024 compressed_backup_size
    ,(select count(1) from msdb.dbo.restorehistory where restorehistory.backup_set_id = backupset.backup_set_id) restore_count
    from msdb.dbo.backupset)
    ,latest_backups as (select database_name,type,max(backup_start_date) backup_start_date
    from backups
    group by database_name,type)
    select backups.*
    from latest_backups
    join backups on latest_backups.database_name = backups.database_name and latest_backups.type = backups.type and latest_backups.backup_start_date = backups.backup_start_date
    order by backups.backup_start_date desc,case backups.type when ‘D’ then 1 when ‘I’ then 2 when ‘L’ then 3 else 4 end desc

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  • Dominic Wirth
    June 30, 2017 6:13 pm

    That’s my statement:

    SELECT DB.[name], BS.[type], MAX(BS.backup_finish_date) AS LastBackup
    FROM sys.databases AS DB
    LEFT JOIN msdb.dbo.backupset AS BS ON DB.[name] = BS.database_name
    GROUP BY DB.[name], BS.[type];

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