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Build Restore Scripts for All User Databases

By Neil Jacobson,

Something I really hate is typing something repetitive.  To prepare for our Disaster Recovery plan, I wrote this script.
It is a bit strange in that it requires 2 run iterations to generate the desired result.

I use a naming standard for backup files of the form:


and a naming standard for database files of the form:

DBName_Dx.Mdf for Primary filegroup file
DBName_Ix.Ndf for Index filegroup file
DBName_L1.Ldf for Log file

I also use a directory structure the same on every volume of the form:

Well you get the picture.  You can modify this to suit yourself.
To use, run it. Take results and run it. The last set of results are your restore scripts.

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