How to backup and restore database in MS SQL Server?
If you want to backup and restore one database in SQL Server.
1. Create a shared folder, and add everyone with read/write right.
2. Backup your database.
You can use the following script :
backup database DatabaseName to disk ='\\SharedFolder\backup_database\DatabaseBackup.bak' with INIT, stats=10
3. Restore your database
You have two methods to restore the database.
- Use command line
If your database exists, you can drop it.
DROP DATABASE DatabaseName
CREATE DATABASE DatabaseName
Find the logical names for the data files and log files of the database backup.
restore filelistonly from disk='\\SharedFolder\backup_database\DatabaseBackup.bak'
Then you can restore your database with the following information.
RESTORE DATABASE DFM_INT_FI FROM DISK = '\\SharedFolder\backup_database\DataBaseBackup.bak' WITH REPLACE, MOVE 'DB_PRIMARY1' TO 'c:\temp\DB.mdf', MOVE 'DB_PRIMARY2' TO 'c:\temp\DB2ndf', MOVE 'DB_log' TO 'c:\temp\DB_log.ldf';
- Use SSMS
Right Click DataBases, and then click “Restore database…”
Choose “Device”, and then add the backup file
And then click OK, SSMS will restore the database itself.