How To Restore A SQL Server Database From A Backup

Overview

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) provides a unified platform for administering SQL infrastructure, ranging from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database. SSMS is a set of tools for configuring, monitoring, and administering SQL Server and database instances. SSMS can be used to deploy, monitor, and upgrade the data-tier components that your applications rely on, as well as to create queries and scripts.

SSMS allows you to query, construct, and administer databases and data warehouses on your local computer or in the cloud.

You can download the SSMS from here - https://aka.ms/ssmsfullsetup

You can restore a database backup using SQL Server Management Studio's interface alone if you have it installed. Simply follow the steps below:

Step 1

Connect to your SQL Server, right-click on the “Databases” directory, and choose “Task – Restore – Database”

How to Restore a SQL Server Database from a Backup

Step 2

Click the button beneath the “Source” section next to “Device”

Step 3

In the “Select backup device” press “Add”

Step 4

Select the backup file or files (.bak) you are going to restore, then click “OK”

Step 5

In the “Restore Database” window specify the database’s name you will restore and click “OK” to start

Your SQL Server database is restored.

Summary

In this article, we have learned how to restore SQL Server Database from backup. Hope you like and enjoy this article.