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BCK and BAK file

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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?
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there is no importance in the name or extension in the backup files.

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Commented:
agree with angelIII

assuming that the SQL server BACKUP command is used the choice of filetype name is purely a matter of choice...
Luan JubicaProject Manager

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the file can even without any extension with no problem..........
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