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Backing Up and Restoring How-to Topics (Transact-SQL)

The backup and restore component of Microsoft SQL Server provides an essential safeguard to help protect critical data stored in SQL Server databases. The topics in this section explain how to use Transact-SQL to create and restore databases, differential databases, transaction logs, and file and filegroup backups.


SQL Server lets you to perform most tasks by using either SQL Server Management Studio or Transact-SQL statements. For information about how to use SQL Server Management Studio to back up and restore, see Backing Up and Restoring How-to Topics (SQL Server Management Studio). For partial or copy-only backups use the Transact-SQL BACKUP statement with the PARTIAL or COPY_ONLY option. For more information, see BACKUP (Transact-SQL).

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