Importance of creating database bak (backup) file before hosting in Server

RichardSa
 
on Apr 25, 2022 10:58 PM
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Please forum, I want to understand why it is necessary to create .bak file for database before hosing to a windows server

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dharmendr
 
on Apr 25, 2022 11:32 PM

bak is a filename extension used to backup copy of a file.

When a program is about to overwrite an existing file the program first make a copy of the existing file, with . bak appended to the filename.

Its used to store a backup of data.

So if any reason your data lost or deleted then you can restore it from bak file.