Earlier post we learnt what the different types of database backups in SQL Server. Today we are look into how to take a backup in SQL Server?
There are mainly two ways to backup the database, i.e.
- Using management studio
- Using T-SQL
- Or using any third party tools.
Using management studio:
Right click on the database -> choose tasks option -> choose Backup option.
Look the figure given below.
In backup option window, there are some parameters which we need to choose,
Database Name: name of the database to be backed up.
Recovery model of the database: Full/Simple/Bulk
Backup Type: Full/Differential/Transaction log
Backup Component: Which database component we need to backup? I.e. database/file/file groups
Backup set: A backup set will contain backup from single successful operation.
Backup Destination: where we need to take backup? To Disk or Tape
Backup using T-SQL:
--Full Backup Backup database Mydatabase to disk = 'C:\testbakup.bak' --Differential Backup Backup database Mydatabase to disk = 'C:\testbakup_differntial.bak' with differential --Transactional Log Backup Backup log Mydatabase to disk = 'c:\test_log.trn'
Backup using Third party tool:
We can use some third party tools for backing up of sql server database