I have a database that is around .. 20ish Gig. I need to (manually*) back up this database, 7zip the backup and then DOWNLOAD this backup from my server to my desktop. (Rinse, repeat sorta often).
I knew that the size would be big, I split my tables into a number of
So the files
XWing_BoundayStreets are (more or less) static data**. So I put those in their own file and filegroup so I don't need to back these up and download them. I only want to download (and restore locally) the dynamic data, which is the file XWing. I don't care about the log file either.
So, is there a trick so I can just backup/download/restore the single file/filegroup I need only, instead of grabbing -all- the data, each time?
*We have nightly full backups, so that's all fine / not an issue.
**I manually change this data once in a blue moon. I even toyed with the idea of making these files READONLY for the suggest extra speed increase, too.