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sql db restoration on non-sql server

Created: 10 Oct 2013 | 2 comments
mumair109917's picture


NBU Server windows 2008

SQL 2008 R2 NBU Client

i want to restore .mdf DB file to an alternat server that donot have sql installed.

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mumair109917's picture

is there any how can help me out 

Marianne's picture

It cannot be done.

Think of db backup as the water (data) in the bucket (structure). 

Only the water is backed up, not the bucket.

In order to restore, you need SQL installation to provide the bucket (structure). 

If SQL was shut down and filesystem level backup was done of mdf files, you can use this backup to restore mdf files.

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