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Veeam Backup Free Edition 9.5
User Guide

Restoring Databases from Microsoft SQL Server

Veeam Backup Free Edition integrates with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server. Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server lets you browse Microsoft SQL Server databases in VMs located on storage snapshots and restore Microsoft SQL Server databases.

Before you start working with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server, you need to extract the Microsoft SQL Server database from the storage snapshot. You can do it in two ways:

  • You can use the Microsoft SQL Server Database Restore wizard. In this case, Veeam Backup Free Edition will automatically extract a Microsoft SQL Server database from the storage snapshot and open it in Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL. For more information, see Using the Microsoft SQL Server Database Restore Wizard.
  • You can restore VM guest OS files from a backup of a virtualized Microsoft SQL Server, manually locate a Microsoft SQL Server database and open it in Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server. For more information, see Opening Microsoft SQL Server Database Manually.

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