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read backup details as if you ran RESTORE HEADERONLY and RESTORE FILELISTONLY reads password protected and compressed backup files supports backup files created using SQL Server 2005 up to SQL Server 2017
View SQL Server backup file details in seconds
SQL BAK Explorer can display almost the same level of detail as the RESTORE HEADERONLY and RESTORE FILELISTONLY commands.  The major difference is that SQL BAK Explorer does not require SQL Server to be installed.  SQL BAK Explorer supports backup files created using SQL Server 2005 up to SQL Server 2017. SQL BAK Explorer displays: the source database, machine, and server name the SQL syntax to restore the backup file(s) the backup type the backup start and finish times the backup duration and speed the LSN details (FirstLSN, LastLSN, CheckpointLSN, DatabaseBackupLSN, and more) the backup name and description, if entered the name of the user who performed the backup the database files making up the database, the size of each file, and more See how SQL Server DBAs are using SQL BAK Explorer to simplify their work administering backup files.
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Read details of your SQL Server backup files and automatically generate your restore commands, all without using SQL Server.  Watch the 2 minute introductory video for a quick overview of what SQL BAK Explorer can do for you (best viewed in full screen mode).
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