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Transact-SQL Restore Latest Backup File

Here the very basic steps to restore latest SQL backup file on the backup media location using the below Transact-SQL statement (T-SQL Statement).

  1. Open SQL management studio and make sure the SQL Server Agent is running.  If its not go to windows services.msc and start SQLSERVERAGENT service or use “net start SQLSERVERAGENT” cmd.
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  2. Expand the Management from object explorer section and right click Maintenance Plans  to create create new maintenance plan.
  3. Drag and drop the Execute T-SQL Statement Task tool from Toolbox windows to design panel.
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  4. Right click the task to put the below T-SQL statement on it
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  5. Save the task and run from Jobs under SQL Server Agent
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  6. Make sure the job successfully completed and check the database updates.


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