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SQL Server 2014 with PowerShell v5 Cookbook by Donabel Santos

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Creating a full backup

In this recipe, we will see how to create a full database backup using PowerShell.

Getting ready

Using the AdventureWorks2014 database, we will create a full, compressed backup of the database to a timestamped backup (.bak) file in the C:\Backup folder. Feel free to use a database of your choice for this task.

The T-SQL syntax that will be generated by this PowerShell recipe will look similar to the following:

BACKUP DATABASE [AdventureWorks2014]
TO  DISK = N'C:\Backup\AdventureWorks2014_Full_20150314092409.bak'
WITH NOFORMAT, INIT,
NAME = N'AdventureWorks2014 Full Backup',
NOSKIP, REWIND, NOUNLOAD, COMPRESSION,
STATS = 10, CHECKSUM

How to do it...

The steps to create a full database backup are as follows:

  1. Open PowerShell ISE as ...

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