Lesson 4: Perform a Restore From a Full Database Backup

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

Perform a Restore of a Database Backup

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 2012.

  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: Getting Started with SQL Server Backup and Restore to Windows Azure Blob Storage Service.