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SQL Database Restore

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T-SQL string maker for backup with a MEDIAPASSWORD database.


This application is third party tool for creating T-SQL scripts for database restore operations.

You can restore a database from the SQL Server Management Studio GUI, but you cannot restore a protected backup file with MEDIAPASSWORD! In that case, you must write a SQL string, but that is very boring.

This tool gives you a chance to make a SQL string quickly, and you can make a differential restore string. This application stores your connection info in an XML file.

Using the code

This code shows you the backup file's appends:

private void btnSelectDiffFile_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

        if (_isConnected & server != null & !string.IsNullOrEmpty(_remoteUser) 
                         & !string.IsNullOrEmpty(_remotePass))
            string cUser = _remoteUser != null ? _remoteUser : string.Empty;
            string cPass = _remotePass != null ? _remotePass : string.Empty;

            FileSelectDialog fileselect = new FileSelectDialog();
            DialogResult result = fileselect.ShowDialog(server,cUser,cPass);
            if (result == DialogResult.OK)

                string backtoLocalName = fileselect.Show();
                backtoLocalName = backtoLocalName.Replace("$", ":");
                backtoLocalName = backtoLocalName.Replace(_serverName != null ? 
                                  _serverName : string.Empty, string.Empty);
                backtoLocalName = backtoLocalName.Replace("\\\\\\", string.Empty);
                txtDiffFile.Text = backtoLocalName;
                Restore res = new Restore();
                res.Devices.AddDevice(backtoLocalName, DeviceType.File);

                DataTable dt = res.ReadBackupHeader( server );

                CreateTextBoxColumn( grdDiffBackups, "BackupName", "BackupName" );
                CreateTextBoxColumn( grdDiffBackups, "Position", "Position" );
                CreateTextBoxColumn( grdDiffBackups, "BackupStartDate", 
                                     "BackupStartDate" );
                grdDiffBackups.AutoGenerateColumns = false;
                bsDiff.DataSource = dt;
                grdDiffBackups.DataSource = bsDiff;
            MessageBox.Show("Username/Password is null or empty!");
    catch (Exception ex)


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About the Author

Ahmet Göktaş
Software Developer Istanbul Bilgi University
Turkey Turkey
- Software developer from İstanbul/Turkey
- Programmed with C#.NET, ASP.NET, ASP, PHP, T-SQL
- SQL Server Administration
- Experiencing about NHibernate

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