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How to Restore Database in SQL Server

Step 7. To Generate TSQL Script for the database restore click Scripts and choose Script Action to your choice from the different options which are available as shown in the snippet below.

Generate Database Restore Script Using SSMS

Step 8. Once the database is successfully restored you will get a popup message similar to the one shown in below snippet.

Restore Database Using SSMS

How to Restore a Full Database Backup in SQL Server Using TSQL Scripts

The below script can be used to restore AdventureWorks database. Change the Database File Path as per your existing setup and specify the correct Backup File location.

RESTORE DATABASE [AdventureWorks] 
FROM  DISK = N'C:\DBBackups\AdventureWorks.BAK' 
WITH  FILE = 1,  
MOVE N'AdventureWorks_Data' TO N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL10_50.SQL2008R2\MSSQL\DATA\AdventureWorks.mdf',  
MOVE N'AdventureWorks_Log' TO N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL10_50.SQL2008R2\MSSQL\DATA\AdventureWorks.ldf',  
NOUNLOAD,  REPLACE,  STATS = 10
GO
TSQL Script to Restore Database in SQL Server

Conclusion

In this article you have seen the steps to restore a database from its full backup.

Ashish Mehta

Ashish Mehta

Ashish Kumar Mehta is a database manager, trainer and technical author. He has more than a decade of IT experience in database administration, performance tuning, database development and technical training on Microsoft SQL Server from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2014. Ashish has authored more than 325 technical articles on SQL Server across leading SQL Server technology portals. Over the last few years, he has also developed and delivered many successful projects in database infrastructure; data warehouse and business intelligence; database migration; and upgrade projects for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Cognizant and Centrica PLC, UK. He holds an engineering degree in computer science and industry standard certifications from Microsoft including MCITP Database Administrator 2005/2008, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

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