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Barracuda Backup

How do I restore a SQL user database to an alternate machine with the Barracuda Backup Service?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 9 years ago

Solution #00004975



Barracuda Backup Service version 3.1 and newer.


To restore a SQL user database to an alternate machine with the Barracuda Backup Service there are a couple of requirements that need to be in place first.


  1. Microsoft SQL needs to be installed and running on the target system.
  2. The instance to be restored to has to be the same name and type as the source instance. Note: if the default instance was used then the target needs to have a default instance, if a named instance was used then the target needs a named instance by the same name.
  3. The file path used as part of the source database must be present on the target system. Meaning that if the database was at "F:\SQL\Mydatabase.mdf" the target system must have an F drive with a folder titled SQL there. This can be worked around by creating a database in this instance by the same name as the source database. The restore process will use the path of the existing database instead of trying to recreate the original one.
  4. The Barracuda Backup agent must be installed on the target machine.


To perform the restore of this database do the following:


  1. Log into backup.barracuda.com.
  2. Select the Restore tab.
  3. Expand down in the Restore Browser to the database being restored. Please note this set of instructions is for user databases and not the "Master.”
  4. Locate the version you wish to restore from the list and click the restore link on the right.
  5. In the Restore popup use the radio buttons to select the target machine from the drop down menu or provide the hostname or IP address of the target machine.
  6. Client on Start Restoring.


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