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Database version or build from backup file

This article will guide you on how to determine the database #version or build from a #backup file.
To know what #SQL version a #database is:
The first is by using either Enterprise Manager or SQL Server Management Studio and right clicking on the instance name and selecting Properties. In the general section you will see information such as on the following screenshots. The "Product version" or "Version" gives you a number of the version that is installed.
In order to find the SQL Server version from a bak file:
1. Here is the output returned by the RESTORE HEADERONLY statement. Here you will see a DatabaseVersion column that contains the value.
2. That's how you find out from which version of SQL Server a given backup file came.

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Last Restore Time of SQL server database

This article will guide you on how to collect #database restoration #history. The #SQL server database last restore time can be found using the system table in 'msdb'.
We get the following database #restoration history in my environment.
i. restore_date: It shows the database restoration #date.
ii. destination_database_name: We can get the destination database name using this #column.
iii. user_name: it gives user name that performed the restoration for that particular database.

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Types of SQL server backups

This article will guide you on the different types of SQL Server backups and how to use them to run #SQL Server #backups to safeguard our #databases from user #errors, media failure, #hardware failure, and so on.

A full database backup backs up the whole database. This includes part of the #transaction #log so that the full database can be recovered after a full database backup is restored.

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