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A Script A Day - Day 16 - Database Restore

2012/02/22

Today’s script is one I have used more times that I care to remember.  As a DBA database backups and restores are your bread and butter, they are second nature (or should be;).  By this I mean good old T-SQL not using SSMS, I can honestly say I have never backed up or restored a database using SSMS, I have used EM in SQL 2000 in my pre DBA days though.

So for all you DBA’s forgive the basic nature of the script but not everyone knows T-SQL and thus wouldn’t be able to restore a database using it.  See my Database 101 post on humility. 

For everyone else the script will restore the SQLServer365 database from a backup and will overwrite the existing files.  It uses RESTORE FILELISTONLY to get the files in the backup and sp_helpfile to get the existing file locations.  The LocicalName column values from RESTORE FILELISTONLY are used to specify what we are MOVEing and the filename column values from sp_helpfile are used to specify where we are MOVEing them TO.

/*
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      Restore Database
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*/
-- Set database to the user database
USE SQLServer365;
GO

-- Get file list from backup
RESTORE FILELISTONLY FROM DISK = 'D:\Backups\SQLServer365_20120222.bak';
GO

-- Return database file locations
EXEC dbo.sp_helpfile;
GO

-- Set database context to master
USE master;
GO

-- Restore the database
RESTORE DATABASE SQLServer365
FROM DISK = 'D:\Backups\SQLServer365_20120222.bak'
WITH REPLACE, MOVE 'SQLServer365_Data' TO 'D:\SQL\Data\SQLServer365_Data.mdf', MOVE 'SQLServer365_Log' TO 'D:\SQL\Log\SQLServer365_Log.ldf';
GO

Enjoy!

Chris

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