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Backup and Restore SQL Server database

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How to backup and restore SQL Server database schema
Say, we have a database named "Employee" in SQL Server. Now we want to backup the database and then restore the backup database file.
 
Execute the following SQL to backup Employee to Disk:
Backup Database Employee to Disk='D\DatabaseBack\emp_backup.bak'
 
After successfully backup, if we want to restore the backup(.bak) file, we have to execute the following SQL:
 
Restore Database Employee From Disk='D\DatabaseBack\emp_backup.bak' 
 
Differential backups only backup the data pages that have changed since the last full backup. Following is the SQL backup command to perform a differential backup:
 
BACKUP DATABASE Employee
TO DISK = ‘C:\DatabaseBack\Employee .bak’
WITH DIFFERENTIAL

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GeneralCannot open backup device 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Se... PinmemberSunil Mane 00722-Nov-11 22:40 
GeneralRe: hi Sunil, this is very common problem of operation system se... PinmemberAhmed Naqibul Arefin23-Nov-11 5:31 
GeneralRe: Try d:\emp_backup.bak I'm guessing the ...\Backup\D folder d... PinmemberMember 831111628-Nov-11 17:56 

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