May 20th, 2019
December 14, 2022
In order to create a backup, follow these basic steps:
It is to be noted that the procedure given above is the easiest way to create a backup of the database. However, there are other ways to do the same. One such way is using T-SQL. In the Back Up Database dialogue, click on Script button. It will expand a list. Now it’s your call on how you want to save the script, to new query window, file, clipboard or a job.
The SQL query will be something like this:
BACKUP DATABASE [SysInfoToolDB] TO DISK = N’d:\sql\SysInfoToolDB.bak’ WITH NOFORMAT, NOINIT, NAME = N’SysInfoToolDB-Full Database Backup’, SKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD, STATS = 10
After the above query is saved, it can be executed anytime and so it will come in handy in case backup is needed multiple times.
The entire procedure of restoring the MS SQL Server Database can be carried out in two ways. You can opt to recover the corrupt database using either RECOVERY or NO-RECOVERY according to your need. It should be kept in mind that using the recovery option will roll back the changes that were not committed. This will be quite handy in making the database consistent and so you will be able to safely bring the database online. The no-recovery method, however, omits the rollback for uncommitted changes allowing further restore stages to continue from the restore point. In order to get a complete insight into these two options, refer to the official Microsoft documentation by following the hyperlink below: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/sql/sql-server-2008-r2/ms191455(v=sql.105)
This is the default method by which you can restore the database to a previously saved state.
This is the simplest way to restore a database to a previously saved state. You can also use the scripting method using T-SQL. In order to do that, in the Restore Database dialogue box, click on the Script button and select where you want to open the script. Click on the OK button.
The SQL query will look something like this:
RESTORE DATABASE [SysInfoToolDB] FROM DISK = N’d:\sql\SysInfoToolDB.bak’ WITH FILE = 1, NOUNLOAD, STATS = 5
For No Recovery:
RESTORE DATABASE [SysInfoToolDB] FROM DISK = N’d:\sql\SysInfoToolDB.bak’ WITH FILE = 2, NORECOVERY, NOUNLOAD, STATS = 5
RESTORE LOG [SysInfoToolDB] FROM DISK = N’C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL14.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup\SysInfoToolDB_LogBackup_2019-05-16_10-24-25.bak’ WITH FILE = 1, NOUNLOAD, STATS = 5, RECOVERY
Sometimes what can cause qualms to a person is that the database file is corrupted and no backup has ever been created. For this troublesome scenario, SysInfoTools’ MS SQL Database Recovery software can be a silver bullet as this application software can recover the data from a corrupt MS SQL Database File.
It is probably likely that a user faces hindrances while restoring the database because of corruption in the backup file. And the worst part is, there is no manual method to repair SQL database backup files. In such a situation, you can use SysInfoTools’ SQL Backup Recovery software to restore MDF and NDF databases from SQL Server backup files. Then the MS SQL Database Recovery tool can be used to recover the data from those databases. Also, SQL Backup Recovery can successfully recover the data from compressed backup files.
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