Lesson 4: Perform a Restore From a Full Database Backup


Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

This lesson demonstrates the use of a tsql statement to perform a restore from a full database backup created in the previous lesson.

To restore a full database backup, use the following steps:

  1. Connect to SQL Server Management Studio.

  2. In the Object Explorer, connect to the instance of SQL Server 2016.

  3. On the Standard menu bar, click New Query.

  4. Copy and paste the following example into the query window, modify as needed.

    RESTORE DATABASE AdventureWorks2012   
    FROM URL = 'https://mystorageaccount.blob.core.windows.net/privatecontainertest/AdventureWorks2012.bak'   
    WITH CREDENTIAL = 'mycredential';  
    , STATS = 5 – use this to see monitor the progress  
  5. Verify the T-SQL statement and click Execute

For other tsql and C# code examples for database restore, see Examples.

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Tutorial: SQL Server Backup and Restore to Windows Azure Blob Storage Service.