Backup SQL Server Database as Script

Use the Scripted Backup for a SQL Server Database

Updated: 03 September 2023

To create a scripted backup of a database on SQL Server do the following:

  1. Right click on the database name > Tasks > Generate Scripts...
  2. On the Choose Objects screen select Scriot entire database and all database objects
  3. On the Set Scripting Options screen click on Advanced and select:
    1. Script DROP and CREATE = Script CREATE
    2. Types of data to script = Schema and data
  4. Set the location to save the script
  5. On the Summary page you can click Next which will start the generation
  6. Thereafter you can view the generated database script from the location it was generated to