Backing up a SQL Server Database with Encryption is the secure way of performing your SQL Server backups. If you’re ever worried about the data within your databases, you may consider this option when performing database backups.
It’s important to backup SQL Server Certificates, but only if you’re using them really. If for example, your SQL Server database backups are encrypted and you need to restore it on another server, then you will need both the certificate and private key that was used.
Backing up a database is something I’ve always found easier done within a query window. There’s not much to it; BACKUP DATABASE [DATABASENAME] TO DISK = N'e:\directory\databasename_backupdate.bak'