Online Documentation for DB Extract for SQL Server

EMS DB Extract FAQ

Please read this page attentively if you have questions about EMS DB Extract for SQL Server.



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Q: What is MS SQL Extract utility?

A: EMS DB Extract for SQL Server is a powerful and easy-to-use utility for creating database backups in the form of SQL scripts. It allows you to save metadata of all database objects as well as table data. DB Extract for SQL Server includes a GUI wizard guiding you through the extract process step by step, and a command-line service for creating backups in one-touch.



Q: What do I need to start working with EMS MS SQL Extract?

A: First of all, you must have a possibility to connect to some local or remote SQL Server to work with MS SQL DB Extract. You can download SQL Server from (download is free). Besides, you need your computer to satisfy the system requirements of DB Extract for SQL Server. The utility runs on Windows NT4/2000/XP, CPU Pentium 166, 32 Mb RAM or higher is recommended.



Q: What is the easiest way to configure the template files for the MS SQL Extract console application?

A: You can configure the template files visually using the DB Extract wizard. Set the required extract options in all steps of the wizard and use the Tools | Save template menu item. All the options will be saved to a *.ext template file which can be used afterwards in the console application.



Q: What is the difference between the Extract Database function available in SQL Manager for SQL Server and the standalone Extract utility for SQL Server?

A: DB Extract for SQL Server includes some additional features which are not available in SQL Manager for SQL Server, such as:

  • console application allowing one to perform the extract operation in one-touch;
  • extracting metadata from several databases at one host;
  • faster execution speed.



Q: Are there any limitations implied in the trial version as compared with the full one?

A: Actually the trial version of the utility does not differ from the full version as far as the functionality is concerned. That is, you can test all the features implemented in DB Extract for SQL Server within the 30-day trial period.



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