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How to backup a single table with data in a database

11 July,2014 by Tom Collins

Question: How can I backup a single table with data in a database ? I need a quick method to save the data as I’d like to make changes to the original table, without backing up the whole database.

Answer: A simple method to backup the whole table is:

select * into  dbo.new_table from dbo.old_table

For backup of specific Column Data in the table

 select Col1, Col2
 into dbo.new_table
 from dbo.old_table

To backup to an Excel spreadsheet – read SQL Server Export to Excel with Powershell

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