In this blog post we are going to learn how to restore database backup using T-SQL script. We have already database which we will use to take a backup first and right after that we will use it to restore to the server. Taking backup is an easy thing, but I have seen many times when a user tries to restore the database, it throws an error.
Step 1: Retrive the Logical file name of the database from backup.
RESTORE FILELISTONLY FROM DISK = 'D:\BackUpYourBaackUpFile.bak' GO
Step 2: Use the values in the LogicalName Column in following Step.
----Make Database to single user Mode ALTER DATABASE YourDB SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE ----Restore Database RESTORE DATABASE YourDB FROM DISK = 'D:\BackUpYourBaackUpFile.bak' WITH MOVE 'YourMDFLogicalName' TO 'D:\DataYourMDFFile.mdf', MOVE 'YourLDFLogicalName' TO 'D:\DataYourLDFFile.ldf' /*If there is no error in statement before database will be in multiuser mode. If error occurs please execute following command it will convert database in multi user.*/ ALTER DATABASE YourDB SET MULTI_USER GO
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Let me know what you think of this blog post and if you use the T-SQL scripts displayed in this blog post, just let me know if it requires any improvement.
Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)