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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals by Bob Beauchemin Kalen Delaney Conor Cunningham, Jonathan Kehayias, Benjamin Nevarez, and Paul S. Randal

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Database backup and restore

As you probably know by now, this book isn’t intended to be a how-to book for database administrators. The bibliography in the companion content lists several excellent books that can teach you the mechanics of making database backups and restoring databases, and can offer best practices for setting up a backup-and-restore plan for your organization. Nevertheless, some important issues relating to backup and restore processes can help you understand why one backup plan might be better suited to your needs than another. Most of these issues involve the role the transaction log plays in backup and restore operations, so this section discusses the main ones.

Understanding the types of backups

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