Generating Database Restore Scripts

David Fowler announces sp_RestoreScript:

I’m sure we’ve all been there, we need to restore a database to 11:34am, four days ago. What’s the first step?  To go off hunting down the relevant full and differential backups and then figure out what transaction logs we need to play in and in what order.  Well here at SQL Undercover we’ve got the solution to all your restoration woes, the latest addition to the Undercover Toolbox, sp_RestoreScript.

sp_RestoreScript will do all the hard work for you, it’ll hunt down all the backup files that you need to restore your database to a specific time and present you with a nice, simple script to run based on the parameters that you give it.

Click through for the script, which includes great ASCII art.

Related Posts

Backing Up Database to Azure Blob Storage

Jamie Wick shows us how we can back up database directly to Azure Blob Storage: Azure storage, as a backup destination for SQL backups, is a great option for organizations that are contemplating replacing older on-prem NAS appliances or improve their Disaster Recovery functionality. The tiered storage pricing, along with local and global redundancy options, […]

Read More

Downgrading a SQL Server Database

Dave Mason goes against the flow: One of the recurring questions I see on Stack Overflow is “How do I restore a SQL Server backup to a previous version of SQL Server?” The answer, of course, is you don’t. Upgrading a database to a newer (major) version is a one-way ticket–at least as far as […]

Read More

Categories

June 2017
MTWTFSS
« May Jul »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930