How to restore a SQL Server Database – Easily!
When we released Veeam Explorer for SQL Server last year, I was very excited about this new Explorer. It truly addresses the database restore situation with ease for virtualized SQL Server systems running as a virtual machine (VM) on VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V without requiring the expertise of a SQL Server database administrator (DBA). In this blog post, I’ll focus on simply restoring a SQL Server database from a Veeam backup job.
There are three ways Veeam Explorer for SQL Server works to restore SQL Server databases: From the image-based backup restore point, from a log replay to point in time, and from a log replay to a specific transaction. In each situation, the SQL Server database is restored without taking the application (SQL Server) or the entire VM offline. Once the VM backup job is set up, it couldn’t be easier to restore a SQL Server database. Also, in each situation the restore starts from the User Interface of Veeam Backup & Replication; part of Veeam Availability Suite:
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