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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003

    Smile Unanswered: What will be a good way to backup master db?

    Currently, I have set up maintenance plan to backup all the databases and I am only the most recent copies. This works very good for me on most of the databases. However, I am having a potential problem with backing up master database.

    Based on what I know, I cannot perform a restore on master database. So I am wondering if anyone is able to advise me on a good method to backup the master database and restore it when it needs to be.

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    You know incorrectly. You have to start the instance of SQL Server in single user mode. You can then restore the master database. Look at startup option in Books Online.
    When life gives you a lemon, fire the DBA.

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