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LiteSpeed for SQL Server 8.5 - Configure Log Shipping Guide

Copy Maintenance Plans

To set up similar plans, you do not necessarily have to start from scratch. Create a plan and copy it to any server instances where you want the plan to run.

NOTE: Copying and importing plans and subplans between servers may require additional manual steps, if the source and target servers have:

  • Different SQL Server versions—You may need to review and edit the selected databases list. Back Up Databases Using Maintenance Plans

    Also, when copying a subplan between SQL Server 2005 (or higher) and SQL Server 2000, multiple Backup Database and Fast Compression (SmartDiff) Backup tasks are not copied due to the difference between the SSIS and legacy plans. For legacy plans, you cannot have more than one Backup task in a subplan. You may want to create a new subplan and add a backup task to this subplan.  

  • Different LiteSpeed versions—Some options may be lost if they are not supported by the previous LiteSpeed version.
  • Different LiteSpeed versions and different SQL Server versions—Back Up Databases Using Maintenance Plans

    - LiteSpeed versions on the source and the target are different, but database lists are the same.

    - LiteSpeed version is the same but the database list is different (warning indicates that some databases do not exist).

    - LiteSpeed versions and database lists are different.

To copy a maintenance plan

  1. In the Server tree, right-click a maintenance plan you want to copy and select Copy Maintenance Plan.
  2. Right-click the instance where you want to paste the plan and select Paste Maintenance Plan.
  1. With a maintenance plan open, click on the Design pane toolbar.
  2. Open a new or existing maintenance plan in the Design pane and click .

To copy a subplan

  1. In the Design pane, select a subplan and click to copy.
  2. Open a new or existing maintenance plan in the Design pane.
  3. (Optional) Click on the Design pane toolbar to add a new subplan.
  4. Select a subplan and click to paste.

To export or import a maintenance plan

  1. To export a plan, select a maintenance plan you want to export and click the Export Plan button on the toolbar. NOTE: The file extension is .mpp.
  2. To import a plan, right-click the SQL Server instance from where you want to import the plan and select Import Maintenance Plan.
  3. Select the .mpp file that relates to the maintenance plan you want to import.

To export or import a subplan

  1. To export a sublan, in the Design pane select a subplan you want to export and click . NOTE: The file extension is .mps.
  2. To import a subplan, open a new or existing maintenance plan in the Design pane.
  3. This step is optional. Click on the Design pane toolbar to add a new subplan.
  4. Select a subplan and click .
  5. Select the .mps file that relates to the subplan you want to import.
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