Simple Guide to restore SQL Server Backup from Azure Blog Storage using Management Studio

In previous post, we saw

1. How to implement Off-site/Cloud backup in SQL Server 2017 using Azure Blob Storage

2. How to restore SQL Server Backup from Azure Blog Storage using queries

In this post we will see how to restore SQL Server Backup from Azure Blog Storage using SQL Server Management Studio

Step 1: Open SQL Server Management Studio 2017 and connect to SQL Server on which you would like restore the database and right click on “Databases” node and click on “Restore Database…


Step 2: Select Backup media type as “URL” and click on “Add


Step 3: Click “Add” to add the new Azure Storage container


If you are not already signed in, sign in to Azure account and then select the Subscription, Storage account and blob container

Based on you requirement, set up the Expiration date for Shared Access policy, by default, its setup for 1 year from date of setup

Click on “Create Credential” to generate the Shared Access Signature (SAS), once SAS is generated successfully, click “Ok” to continue


Step 4: Please review the selected Azure Storage Container and Shared Access Signature and click “Ok” to continue


Please select the backup file, you wish to restore


Please review the selected backup media and click “Ok” to continue


Step 5: Based on requirement change other options in Files tab or Options tab and click “Ok” to start the restore process


Once restore is completed, we should see this restored successfully message


We should also be able to see the database restored in Object Explorer as well


Hope you find this post helpful !!!


Author: Arunraj

I am a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Database Developer). I work on SQL Server programming since SQL Server 7.0 specializes in SQL Server Programming and Performance Tuning and has 14 years of hands-on experience. I hold a Master Degree in Computer Applications. I am also part of NJSQL User Group and Northern New Jersey .Net User Group.

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