BCK and BAK file

Posted on 2006-04-05
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
What is the difference between a .BCK file and .BAK file?

Im using MSDE, and our consultant wrote a daily backup script which generates a .BCK file instead of a .BAK file.

Will this make a difference at the time of a restore?
Question by:gkendler
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    there is no importance in the name or extension in the backup files.
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    Expert Comment

    agree with angelIII

    assuming that the SQL server BACKUP command is used the choice of filetype name is purely a matter of choice...
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    the file can even without any extension with no problem..........

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