In order to keep your VMware environment up to date with the latest features and bug fixes, we all are not able to avoid to upgrade our virtual center server from time to time(check Virtual Center 2.5 Update 3). To minimize the impact on the previous data and record, you may want to backup the DB for your virtual center servers. Here is how I backup my DB in SQL 2005 in a very simple way.

Open the management studio in SQL 2005 and connect to the SQL server engine that manage the virtual center and update manager DB. right click and select stop the database engine. Follow by that, open you my computer and browse to the folder which contain the DB and DB log for your databse.

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