Copy of MDF database from Winhost servers?

Discussion in 'Databases' started by mreade, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. How does one obtain a copy of their MDF database file which is hosted on the Winhost servers?

    I would like to retain an MDF copy and periodically retrieve a copy.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 14, 2015
  2. rum

    rum Winhost Staff

    It is impossible to retrieve the .dmf file of your database because it resides on SQL Server machine, not on the web server. Our SQL Servers are on the separate physical machines and there is no direct access to the directory where attached .mdf files are placed. You will need to backup your online database on Winhost SQL Servers and then restore it to your local machine instead.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 14, 2015
  3. Ok, no problem. Backups it will be then.


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