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Creating a backup using SQL Server Command Line (T-SQL)



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Overview

Creating command line backups is very straightforward.  There are basically two commands that allow you to create backups, BACKUP DATABASE and BACKUP LOG.

Explanation

Here are some simple examples on how to create database and log backups using T-SQL.  This is the most basic syntax that is needed to create backups to disk.

Create a SQL Server full backup

BACKUP DATABASE AdventureWorks 
TO DISK = 'C:\AdventureWorks.BAK'
GO

Create a SQL Server transaction log backup

BACKUP LOG AdventureWorks 
TO DISK = 'C:\AdventureWorks.TRN'
GO

This is basically all you need to do to create the backups.  There are other options that can be used, but to create a valid and useable backup file this is all that needs to be done.

To read more about these options take a look at these topics:


Last Update: 3/12/2009




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Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 6:28:06 AM - MAHASE THIBELI Back To Top

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Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 12:40:44 PM - Anwar Zahid Back To Top

 Very helpful. Nice organized.

 


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