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How to Restore Analysis Services Database in SQL Server Using SQL Server Management Studio

In this article we will take a look at the steps which a database administrator needs to follow to restore an analysis services database. The steps mentioned below are applicable on SQL Server 2005 and higher versions.

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Steps to Restore Analysis Services Database in SQL Server Using SQL Server Management Studio

Step 1: Start SQL Server Management Studio and connect to an Analysis Services Instance. Right Databases Node under Analysis Services Instance and then choose the option Restore…. from the popup menu as shown in the snippet below.

How to Restore Analysis Services Database in SQL Server Using SQL Server Management Studio

Step 2: In the Restore Database dialog box, there are a number of settings which you have to choose to configure the analysis services database restore.

Restore Analysis Services Database

Step 3: Click the Browse… button to locate analysis services backup file and click OK to save the SSAS Backup file location as shown in the snippet below.

Restore SSAS Database in SQL Server

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Step 4: In the Restore Database dialog box, the next step will be to specify Restore Target such as Restore Database Name and Storage Location.

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