Microsoft SQL Server Backup and Restore Database

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  • BACKUP DATABASE database TO backup_device [ ,...n ] WITH with_options [ ,...o ]
  • RESTORE DATABASE database FROM backup_device [ ,...n ] WITH with_options [ ,...o ]


databaseThe name of the database to backup or restore
backup_deviceThe device to backup or restore the database from, Like {DISK or TAPE}. Can be separated by commas ( , )
with_optionsVarious options which can be used while performing the operation. Like formatting the disk where the backup is to be placed or restoring the database with replace option.

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