SQL Server Restore Tips

Great resources for SQL Server DBAs learning about SQL Server Restore with these valuable tips, tutorials, how-to's, scripts, and more.

SubCategoryTitleAuthor
AdministrationHow to migrate a SQL Server database to a lower versionBasit Farooq
AdministrationHow to Restart an Interrupted SQL Server Database RestoreAshish Kumar Mehta
AutomationAutomating a SQL Server Database RefreshJoe Gavin
AutomationHow to Automate SQL Server Restores for a Test ServerK. Brian Kelley
AutomationSQL Server Database RESTORE WITH MOVE or not WITH MOVEMike Eastland
CalculationsScript to find out when SQL Server recovery will finishGarrett Ellison
CorruptionHow to Perform an Online Page Level Restore in SQL ServerSimon Liew
DatabaseAutomate Database Restore for SQL ServerJoe Gavin
DatabaseGetting exclusive access to restore SQL Server databaseGreg Robidoux
DatabaseRestore TDE Enabled Azure SQL DB to On-Premises ServerMohammed Moinudheen
DatabaseSQL Server Backup Size vs Database Size ScriptAlejandro Cobar
FeaturesView Contents of SQL Server Backup Files with RESTORE LABELONLY, HEADERONLY and FILELISTONLYKenneth Igiri
MonitoringIdentify when a SQL Server database was restored, the source and backup dateThomas LaRock
MonitoringSQL Server Database Restore Verification ScriptJeremy Kadlec
MonitoringWhen was the last time your SQL Server database was restoredThomas LaRock
OverviewSQL Server Database Stuck in Restoring StateDaniel Calbimonte
OverviewSQL Server Restore Database Options and ExamplesJoe Gavin
PerformanceOptimize SQL Server Database Restore PerformanceBhavesh Patel
PerformanceRestore a SQL Server Database to a New Database to Minimize DowntimeJeremy Kadlec
Point In TimeDifferent Ways to Restore a SQL Server DatabaseSimon Liew
Point In TimePoint in Time Recovery Using New Timeline Feature in SQL Server 2012Ashish Kumar Mehta
Point In TimeSQL Server point in time recoveryGreg Robidoux
Point In TimeTable level recovery for selected SQL Server tablesTibor Nagy
Point In TimeTime Testing SQL Azure Point In Time Database RestoresTim Smith
ProcessesSolve Common SQL Server Restore IssuesSergey Gigoyan
ScriptsAuto generate SQL Server database restore scriptsGreg Robidoux
ScriptsAuto generate SQL Server restore script from backup files in a directoryGreg Robidoux
ScriptsAuto generate SQL Server restore scripts after each backup completesKen Simmons
ScriptsAutomate a Database RestoreChad Boyd
ScriptsSimple Procedure to Make a Copy of a SQL Server DatabaseEli Leiba
SecuritySQL Server Database Restores Mapping Users to LoginsGreg Robidoux
SnapshotsHow to revert a Database Snapshot to recover a SQL Server databaseManvendra Singh
SnapshotsRestore SQL Server databases using File Snapshot BackupsMohammed Moinudheen
SQL Server Management StudioMake Network Path Visible For SQL Server Backup and Restore in SSMSAhmad Yaseen
TablesRestore Individual Tables Using SQL Server BACPACThomas LaRock
Transparent Data EncryptionHow to restore a SQL Server database to another server after disabling TDEMohammed Moinudheen
Transparent Data EncryptionRecovering a SQL Server TDE Encrypted Database SuccessfullyK. Brian Kelley
TroubleshootingIssues with SQL Server Permissions to Restore a DatabaseSergey Gigoyan
TroubleshootingWhy Can't I Restore a Database to an Older Version of SQL Server?K. Brian Kelley
TutorialsUnderstanding SQL Server Log Sequence Numbers for BackupsSimon Liew
TutorialTopicAuthor
SQL Server Restore TutorialSQL Server Restore Options and Commands TutorialGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialSQL Server Restore CommandsGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialHow to get the contents of a SQL Server backup fileGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialSQL Server RESTORE LABELONLYGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialSQL Server RESTORE FILELISTONLYGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialHow to restore a SQL Server backupGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialHow to restore a SQL Server transaction log backupGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialChecking to make sure a SQL Server backup is useableGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialSQL Server Restore OptionsGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialRecovering a SQL Server database that is in the restoring stateGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialRestore multiple SQL Server backup files to the same databaseGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialGet SQL Server Restore Percentage CompleteGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialRestore SQL Server database and overwrite existing databaseGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialRetore SQL Server database to different file name and locationGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialSQL Server point in time restoreGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialExclusive database access for a SQL Server restoreGreg Robidoux
SQL Server Restore TutorialGet Free SQL Tips - SQL Server Restore TutorialGreg Robidoux
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