Help Center
Choose product document...
Veeam Backup Free Edition 9.5
User Guide

Using the Microsoft SQL Server Database Restore Wizard

When you run the Microsoft SQL Server Database Restore wizard, Veeam Backup Free Edition automatically extracts a Microsoft SQL Server database from the storage snapshot and opens it in Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server.

As part of this procedure, Veeam Backup Free Edition performs the following actions:

  1. Veeam Backup Free Edition creates a clone/virtual copy of the storage snapshot and mounts the clone/virtual copy to an ESX(i) host.
  2. Veeam Backup Free Edition accesses the configuration file of the virtualized Microsoft SQL Server (VMX) on the snapshot clone/virtual copy and uses this configuration file to register a temporary VM on the ESX(i) host.
  3. Veeam Backup Free Edition mounts disks of the Microsoft SQL Server to the temporary VM.
  4. Veeam Backup Free Edition locates a Microsoft SQL Server database and attaches the content database to a staging Microsoft SQL Server. As a staging server, Veeam Backup Free Edition uses the Microsoft SQL Server on which the Veeam Backup Free Edition configuration database is deployed.
  5. Veeam Backup Free Edition opens the database in Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server.

Before you restore Microsoft SQL Server databases from the storage snapshot, check prerequisites. Then use the Microsoft SQL Server Database Restore wizard to restore Microsoft SQL Server databases.

  1. Launch the Microsoft SQL Server Database Restore wizard
  2. Select a restore point
  3. Select an ESX(i) host for snapshot mounting
  4. Specify a restore reason
  5. Open the database in Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL
Veeam Large Logo

User Guide

User Guide for VMware vSphere

User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Enterprise Manager User Guide

Veeam Cloud Connect Guide

Veeam Backup Explorers User Guide

PowerShell Reference

RESTful API Reference

Veeam ONE Documentation

Veeam Agent for Windows Documentation

Veeam Agent for Linux Documentation

Veeam Management Pack Documentation