Using Full Database Backups

A very common backup strategy is to back up the whole database in a predefined time series (once each night, for instance). With such a backup strategy, it is possible to recover a database to the state it had when the last backup occurred. This strategy is implemented by using full database backups, which are explained below.

A full database backup contains all data and database meta information needed to restore the whole database, including full-text catalogs. When you restore a full database backup, it restores all database files yielding data in a consistent state from the time the backup completed. While the backup is performed, the database is online and users can send transactions, changing data as usual. ...

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