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Posted on 2007-11-20
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Some Background:
My company has production servers and on a daily basis we download a database to our lan so we can run reports from it. The code we use to load the database is as follows:

USE master
RESTORE DATABASE cheshire_Reporting
FROM DISK = 'C:\BAckup\cheshire\cheshire_backup_200711190030.bak'
WITH  REPLACE
, MOVE 'cheshire_Data' TO 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\cheshire_reporting_Data.mdf'
, MOVE 'cheshire_Log' TO 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\cheshire_reporting_Log.ldf'
, MOVE 'sysft_ft_cheshire' TO 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\sysft_ft_cheshire_reporting'
GO
I created a sql jog with this code and it works with no problems.

Problem:
My production server is set up to save the .bak file as the filename_Backup_Date.bak.
For ex. - cheshire_backup_200711190030.bak
This date changes everyday

Question - Is there a way to create a sql server job that I can set up to run daily that will take this name
change into consideration??

thanks
John

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DECLARE @place varchar(max)
set @place = 'C:\BAckup\cheshire\cheshire_backup_' + replace(replace(replace(convert(varchar(16), getdate(), 20),'-', ''),' ',''),':','') + '.bak'
RESTORE DATABASE cheshire_Reporting
FROM DISK = @place
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by:hexvader
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We had to manipulate the code slighly to deal with the date actually being 1 day behind the current date but it worked like a charm.
Thanks and happy Thanks!
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