Steps Restore a SQL Server Database into a New Database and Rename it

If you want to create a working backup of one of your production databases that you can use without jeopardizing the production data, you’ll need to copy the database in its entirety to a new name. In this article I’ll review the steps you need to use to do this (in SQL Server Management Studio 2014).
Also, if you find this article helpful, feel free to check out the other articles on my site covering various SQL examples at:

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T-SQL Find Highly Populated Tables in a Database

When you are working with an unfamiliar database, such as a third-party SQL Server database, you want to find out which tables actually store the important data. If there is no clean database diagram, then the best option is to write a T-SQL query in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

If you are interested in this topic, then I’d suggest also reading my article on batch searching your SQL Server database to find out in which tables the information is being stored.

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Get All Linked Servers Modify Date in SQL Server

Microsof SQL Server
Microsof SQL Server

This is a short post that extends on a concept that I talked about in a previous article about querying linked server information in SQL Servers 2005, 2008, & 2012 using T-SQL. Specifically, I will give an example of how to check the last modified date for each linked server residing on your database server. Continue reading “Get All Linked Servers Modify Date in SQL Server”