In my SQL Server database, I have multiple schemas. I would like to backup only a specific schema's tables to a format that can easily be restored.


  • [dbo].[Trucks]
  • [dbo].[Cars]
  • [unknown].[Trucks]
  • [unknown].[Cars]

How can I backup only the schema [unknown]'s tables and be able to restore them easily?

Also, is it possible to backup a specific schema from a .bak file that contains the entire database?


You can't, unless the schema or table(s) reside on their own filegroup.

SQL server only supports backups at the database level or at the filegroup/file level, not at the table (or at any other object's) level.


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