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MS SQL Restore with multiple diffs..

Posted on 2014-04-08
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Hi Experts,
Very quick question, if I had one full MS SQL backup and multiple differential would I only restore the latest differential?

For Example

Full-Backup-MSSQL.bak
Backup-MSSQL_diff1.bak
Backup-MSSQL_diff2.bak
Backup-MSSQL_diff3.bak  

Restore
Full-Backup-MSSQL.bak
Backup-MSSQL_diff3.bak

Would this give me a complete backup? or would I need to restore all of the diff files?

Thanks
John
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Carl Tawn earned 50 total points
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Yes, you just need to restore the most recent diff along with the full backup. A diff encompasses all changes since the last full backup.
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Thanks Carl.
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