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Restore SQL Server Backup Files into any database

, 23 Oct 2005
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When you create a backup, you must be able to restore this backup into the same database and same location. But this code also helps you to restore a backup into a new database or existing database.

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When a backup is created from a Microsoft SQL Server database, by default it must restore the same database at the same location. But if you want to restore this backup at another location in another server you must use customized T-SQL scripts. This operation consumes a lot of time.

Customize T-SQL Backup Statements

Now you can use customized T-SQL statements to restore a database in any location. For example:

   FROM DISK = 'C:\Northwind.BAK'
      MOVE 'Northwind_Data' TO 'C:\NewNorthwind_Data.mdf' ,
      MOVE 'Northwind_Log'  TO 'C:\NewNorthwind_log.ldf', REPLACE

This script must be generated for each database.

Load T-SQL Statements from Assembly

We can store T-SQL statements in an Exe or a DLL file by adding a new file to the project and setting Build Action property to Embedded Resource. For example, add a new file with the name Restore.sql to a project and set the Build Action property. Now for loading it from the assembly, use the function:

private string LoadSQLFromAssembly (string Name)
  System.IO.Stream stream = 
                                                      "SQL." + Name);

  if(stream == null)
    MessageBox.Show("Internal Error occured! Close Application" + 
      " & try again.", "Error", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error);
    return null;

  System.IO.StreamReader reader= new System.IO.StreamReader(stream);

  if (reader == null)
    MessageBox.Show("Internal Error occured! Close Application" + 
      " & try again.", "Error", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error);
    return null;

  string s = reader.ReadToEnd();
  return s;


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Comments and Discussions

QuestionNetwork restorin not working Pinmemberveena nair19-Mar-13 22:47 
GeneralMy vote of 5 [modified] PinmemberReza Alipour Fard3-Jan-13 3:04 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmvpKanasz Robert24-Sep-12 7:10 
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberm-mousavi1-Jun-12 2:44 
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GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberVishweshwar Ballary22-Mar-11 1:02 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberShahin Khorshidnia31-Dec-10 17:22 
Generalvery Coooooooooooool ! PinmemberNamdar200216-Aug-09 21:11 
GeneralTry EZmanage SQL Pro Pinmemberitayl27-May-09 4:13 
GeneralRestore problem Pinmemberayman tawfik24-May-09 21:56 
GeneralWorks great! PinmemberEd Brown 6518-Mar-09 10:28 
GeneralThank You ;) Pinmembersaravanan.rex@gmail.com13-Nov-08 21:11 
Generalthank you Pinmemberhsy119-Sep-08 3:25 
GeneralThank you PinmemberTaheri618212-May-08 20:43 
GeneralBackup option PinmemberRakesh16116-Nov-07 6:33 
GeneralThis is just what the doctor ordered! PinmemberEric Murray19-Mar-07 13:48 
GeneralSuper usefull!!! Thank's mate.;) PinmemberOrmusDog16-Dec-06 3:52 
GeneralYou're a Tool Pinmemberjberkhei17-Nov-06 10:28 
GeneralThank you PinmemberGianluca Simionato9-Oct-06 4:45 
QuestionSql Backup Pinmember| Muhammad Waqas Butt |9-Nov-05 0:49 
GeneralNice article, but this is possible without T-SQL PinmemberRandy Friend3-Nov-05 7:11 
GeneralRe: Nice article, but this is possible without T-SQL PinmemberDeeJRoss7-Apr-06 5:59 
GeneralRe: Nice article, but this is possible without T-SQL PinmemberPolymorpher1-Jun-06 6:46 

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