SQL 2008 how to backup only store procedures wihtout data or log files

We have 200gb+  SQL 2008 DB with 300+ store procedures and 300+ tables.
what is the best way for me to create backup of this database without saving  any transactional data?

Just backup up  tables, store procedures and triggers so that I can quickly restore only DB Structure with store procedures without any data?
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Lee SavidgeCommented:
As far as I know you can't do that. You would need to script out your database, stored procedures, views, functions, users, indexes, etc.

Interesting question though and I hope someone has a better answr than me.
leop1212Author Commented:
I appreciate the comments but than doesn't answer my question.
RayData AnalystCommented:
Lee did "sort of" answer your question.  

Strictly speaking a backup is not what you want.  You want a 'Shell' or 'Template' of your DB.  You achieve that via generating a script that creates the required 'pieces' of the DB.  So . . .

What you are asking for is essentially scripting out the DB since you do not care about the data.  In simple terms, scripting means creating a 'query' that will create the pieces you wish.  This could be a simple script of only stored procedures or of the SPs and data tables (without data) and/or triggers, views, etc.  I do not wish to re-invent the wheel, so I will simply refer you to the technet article via the links below.

This article covers the concept . . .

This article covers more specific 'how to' information . . .

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leop1212Author Commented:
your answer make much more sense.
let us try to start from another end.
say I made a full backup of my DB and restored it to a test DB.
now I have test database with all structure and store procedure which I want to backup   + data which I want to purge.
could you give me an example of the script which will delete and purge data from all tables and than pack the database?
Lee SavidgeCommented:
Are you sure you want to purge everything? For example, does the database contain data about any fields held in the system, or users perhaps?
leop1212Author Commented:
i want to delete data in all table expect system tables.
leop1212Author Commented:
the only cavity is that there are data constrains preventing deletion on many tables. is there a easy way to buy pass it?
Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
There is no "easy" way to do this.  You would have to:
remove all foreign-key constraints
cycle through and truncate each table
recreate all foreign-key constraints

Your best bet going forward is to source control your database and use that to recreate a shell if needed.
RayData AnalystCommented:
If you read those links, you will be able to generate scripts that recreate the structure and stored procedures and triggers, etc.

After that you can use import/export to fill in any "static" data From existing DB.

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Generating scripts for your databases is the correct and faster thing to do. A backup/restore/purge can take hours. Executing a script will take you few seconds.
Remember that you only want the schema and backup takes data. Script is a text file with all database objects definition and  you can run it in any SQL Server instance (at least with the same SQL Server version).
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