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Language: Enterprise
Expertise: Advanced
Sep 29, 1999

Backup and Restore SQL Server Registry with Regrebld

If you make changes to the SQL Server Registry entries, then you should first back up those entries by using the Regrebld -backup command-line utility. Usage is:
 
Regrebld -backup 
You can run this command from the Command Prompt. Regrebld with the backup parameter creates five files in the \Mssql7\Binn folder: mssql7.rbk, mssql7ct.rbk, mssql7ea.rbk, mssql7es.rbk, and mssql7p.rbk. After editing the Registry, if you encounter any problems, than you can restore the SQL Server Registry entries by running Regrebld with the restore parameter. Usage is:
 
Regrebld -restore.
If you run the Regrebld utility without any parameters, it restores the registry entries, as with the -Restore option and re-creates the SQL Server services.
Jai Bardhan
 
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