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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:

TO DISK = ‘C:\DatabaseBack\Employee .bak’


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Generalhi sir i follow your given methodology and goted same probl... Pin
Rakesh Meel17-Feb-12 23:34
memberRakesh Meel17-Feb-12 23:34 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Complete and fruitful info Pin
Faisal 201129-Dec-11 1:25
memberFaisal 201129-Dec-11 1:25 
GeneralThis is very common problem of operation system security iss... Pin
Ahmed Naqibul Arefin23-Nov-11 5:30
memberAhmed Naqibul Arefin23-Nov-11 5:30 
GeneralCannot open backup device 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Se... Pin
Sunil Mane 00722-Nov-11 22:40
memberSunil Mane 00722-Nov-11 22:40 
GeneralRe: hi Sunil, this is very common problem of operation system se... Pin
Ahmed Naqibul Arefin23-Nov-11 5:31
memberAhmed Naqibul Arefin23-Nov-11 5:31 
hi Sunil, this is very common problem of operation system security issue (Windows 7). In that case, we have to back up at a different location except C:(operation system installed drive). I think, your problem will be solved.
GeneralRe: Try d:\emp_backup.bak I'm guessing the ...\Backup\D folder d... Pin
Member 831111628-Nov-11 17:56
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