LKBEN10784: Howto backup a sql server database and restore it again


You need to backup a MS SQL database to disk and restore it again


It is always a good idea to backup your data!


The following command can be used to easily backup a database:

TO DISK = 'c:\temp\mydatabase.bak'

You can restore your backup from your file mydatabase.bak with the following command:

RESTORE DATABASE [A very long DB name.MDF]
FROM disk = 'c:\temp\mydatabase.bak'
with replace

This will restore your database. Please note that you might have problems with the users defined in the database when the

restore is done on a different server system. You need to recreate the logins for the users!


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.