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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed by Paul Bertucci, Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Ray Rankins

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Restoring by Using SSMS

The restore capabilities in SSMS are comprehensive and can reduce the amount of time needed to perform a restore and limit the number of errors. This is partly due to the fact that SSMS keeps track of the backups that have occurred on a server. When a restore operation is requested for a database, SQL Server reads from its own system tables and presents a list of backups that it knows about that can be restored. In situations in which many files need to be restored, SSMS can be an invaluable tool.

You access the restore functions in SSMS by right-clicking the database in the Object Explorer and selecting Tasks and then Restore. The options available for restore include Database, File and Filegroups, and Transaction Log. ...

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