Database Administrators Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for database professionals who wish to improve their database skills and learn from others in the community. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a big .bak file containing a full backup and some transaction log backups. Is it possible to extract only the transaction log backups so I can copy them to another PC? (the full backup has already been restored and I don't want to send the big *.bak file again)

share|improve this question

migrated from Aug 22 '11 at 23:52

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Not with the native tools. Thinking about it, I can see how somebody could write a tool to do it, but there's nothing off-the-shelf.

share|improve this answer

I don't think I have an answer. But if I were you and I don't find any tool to extract specific backup then I would just create new backup which is not in existing backup group and use it where ever I am needed to use it. (since you already have fully restored backup you can use it to create antoehr backup.)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.