I was working on a project recently with a very experienced and respected GP consultant. He has taught me many things but I was able to show him something very simple that made his life much easier. Simple table level backups with T-SQL.
The following will select all of the data in SOP10100 into a new SOP10100_Bkup_03012009 table:
Remember that inserts, updates, and deletes often fire off events that could alter data in other tables. This won't backup those dependent tables so be mindful of the potential that a simple update to one table