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Backing Up an SQL Database with PowerShell

Backing Up an SQL Database with PowerShell

Before making any changes in the production environment, every DBA should take a backup of their SQL database so that they can readily restore it if something goes wrong during the migration. If you have SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), you can backup and restore databases with ease (Refer this artcle: Backup and Restore SQL Database using SSMS). Using Server Management Objects in Powershell, you may backup and restore SQL databases (SMO).

We’ll use the Server Management Objects (SMO) namespace class Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Backup to get a SQL Database backup. … Read the rest