SQL Server database backup
A database backup is a copy of the SQL Server data. A backup is used to restore and recover the data after a failure or during database migration. A database backup can be stored on a backup device such as a disk or a URL.
Types of backups
- Full backup: Complete backup of the database, including the data and the transaction logs at the time of backup.
- Differential backup: A differential backup records only the data that has changed since the last complete or differential(partial) backup.
- Transaction Log backup: Backup of transaction logs.
- MSSQL Server
- SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Create a full database backup
- Connect to an instance of MS SQL Server database engine.
- In the Object Explorer expand Databases.
- Select and right-click on your database (HASURA), and then select Tasks > Back Up....
- In the Backup type, select Full from the drop-down list.
Perform at least one full backup before performing a differential or transaction log backup.
- In the Destination section, select Add.
- You can accept the default location or select the 3 dots
...to modify the destination. Select OK or Cancel as appropriate.
- Select OK to initiate the database backup process.
- Close the dialog box once the backup is completed.
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