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Backing up & Restoring a DB


Backing up & Restoring a DB

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VegasL
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Hello,

I have a db which I would like to backup and restore.

Currently I go to db, right click tasks and select backup.

This is fine, however I'd like to be able to save a back up to desktop and then once do, if need to how to restore?



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Is the sql server instance located on the same computer where you are running SSMS to do the backup?

If yes, then it should be straight forward using the backup dialog pointing it to c:\Documents and Settings\yourprofile\Desktop

If no, then it is a bit tricky. You need to create a share on your computer (in DOS: net share sharename=c:\somefolder). Then use the backup dialogue and in the destination dialog write \\yourcomputername\sharename\my.bak
It may be necessary that instead of 'yourcomputername' you put your IP address.
At the end remember to do a 'net share sharename /d'.
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1. Goto DB
2. Right click database folder and choose Restore Database
3. Tick "From device" under Specify the source and location of backup sets to restore.
4. Click add on the pop up window.
5 Locate your backup in the folder where you saved your database. (e.g. Documents and Settings\<your profile>\Desktop\<db backup name.>. Make sure your dbbackup contrains .bak extension name. otherwise it will not be display on the pop up window. You will supply the path manually.
6. Click ok button, then ok button then another ok button.
7. in the option menu, choose overwrite existing database (if the db already exist to overwrite the old one)
8. Click ok button and wait for the confirmation that the restoration is successfull.
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Thank you guys. Appreciate it!
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beside this you can also create a procedure
to backup and restore a database where you can
take various parameters like path in your case
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you can also do backup and restore through a sql query...

Backup

Backup Database db_name
TO DISK = 'path of the location'
WITH FORMAT

RESTORE DATABSE db_name
FROM DISK = 'path where your databse file is place'
WITH FORMAT

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