ackup and Restore is one of the high availability model. In this
article, I would like to perform Backup on Remote server and Performing
Restore the backup file(.bak) from Remote Server into local SQL Server.
How to access the Remote Server shared path from local server ?
We can use Map network drive with Remote Server.
How to perform the Map network Drive with Remote Server ?
We have two Servers (ServerA
If we want to perform Database Backup from ServerA and Put the backup file(.bak) to Remote Server(ServerB).
If we want to perform Database Restore on ServerA from ServerB - The Backup file(.bak) will be there in Remote Server(ServerB).
Implementing Map Network Drive
Login into the Remote server where you want to perform Backup, Restore and retain / refer the Backup file:
Give the User name and Password to login into the Remote server…
Decide which path you want to share and Map to the Network Map drive…
I would like to create one Folder in D:\ drive named Database Backup and share the folder as given below…
Click the Apply and OK button on Backup Database Properties dialog box.
Login into Local Server/Machine
Login into local Server/Machine where you want to perform Backup and Restore activity…
Right click on My Computer
Click Map Network Drive… as given above
Choose the Drive like Z:\
Click the Browse Button and points the Remote server and Shared Path what you have shared on previous section..
Simply enter the Server IP and Shared Path as given below (\\RemoteServer IP\Database Backup
Login credential dialog box appeared.
Give the Remote server login credential as given below
User Name : DomainName\UserName
User Name : UserName
Password : **********
Click the OK button, Now the system will try to browse the Mapped network drive of the Remote server… as given below
Login into SQL Server…. Try to access the Mapped network drive (Z:) as given below
to the result given above, The system could not find the drive Z:\,
Because the Network Map drive is not identifiable by the SQL Server.
OK. What should be done ?
We have to make the Network Map drive (Z:\) accessible by the SQL Server as given below
Once done the above step, Now The mapped network drive is accessible…. by the SQL Server
Try to access the Network mapped drive from SQL Server as given below…
YES. Now we can access the Network Mapped drive (Z:)
Backup the Database to Remote Server
Let’s try to Backup a database to Remote server (Z:)
Right Click on Database which you want to backup to Remote server…
Right Click on Database under Object Explore --> Click Tasks --> Click Backup -->
The Database Backup successfully completed and The backup file stored in Remote server(Z:)
Try to make sure by list-out the Backup file from Remote Server…
Restore the backup file(.Bak) from Remote Server
Let’s try to Restore the Backup file from Remote Server to Local SQL Server
Right Click on Database which you want to be restored from the Remote server backup backup file(.Bak)…
Right Click on Database under Object Explore --> Click Tasks --> Click Restore --> Click Database…
Now the Backup file from Remote server successfully restored in local SQL Server..
If you want to remove the Mapped network drive… follow the steps as given below
Once ran the script successfully, Follow the steps as given below…
Let’s try to access the Network Map Drive
No, We could not access the Network map drive…