I just began with SQL Server 2012. The very first thing, I realized that there is no AdventureWorks Sample Database available for Denali. I quickly searched online and reached to Microsoft documentation where it provides information on the how to install (restore) AdventureWorks for SQL Server .
SQL SERVER – Retrieve and Explore Database Backup without Restoring Database – Idera virtual database
I recently downloaded Idera’s SQL virtual database, and tested it. There are a few things about this tool which caught my attention. Let us learn about Retrieve and Explore Database Backup without Restoring Database.
Introduction – Mirrored Backup
This article is based on a real life experience of the author while working with database backup and restore during his consultancy work for various organizations. We will go over the following important concepts of database backup and restore.
Conventional Backup and Restore
Spilt File Backup and Restore
Mirror File Backup
Understanding FORMAT Clause
Miscellaneous details about Backup and Restore
I maintain a spreadsheet of questions sent by users and from that I single out a topic to write and share my knowledge and opinion. Unless and until I find an issue appealing, I do not prefer to write about it, till the issue crosses the threshold. Today the question that crossed the threshold is – what is the difference between NORECOVERY and RECOVERY when restoring database and what is the restore sequence.
I assume you all know that there are three types of Database Backup Models, so we will not discuss on this commonly known topic today. In fact, we will just talk about how to restore database that is in full recovery model. Let us learn about backup timeline.