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View .bak Files Like Sys.Master_Files

Here’s some SQL logic that takes a folder path (filled with .bak files), and produces a result set similar to sys.master_files.

Ok; so what does this do. This creates a few variable/temp tables then compiles a list of all database names, logical names, and physical names(paths) including all data file names *.mdf, *.ldf, etc.

It essentially builds the list based on the backup files found under the given path. The script will assume backup files are simply named after the database it’s self which is an extremely simplified convention, but change accordingly if you see the need. It then goes about creating a ‘better filelistonly’ table incorporating the database names (extrapolated from the file names), and presents you with the following:

Database Name
Backup Path
Backup File
Type of file

You can then produce a script in accordance with the type of file that is located.

use master;
set nocount on

declare	@path		varchar(255)	= '\\MyBackupServerName\E$\MyBackupFolder'
declare	@filelist	table
	[subdirectory]	varchar(255)
,	[depth]		int
,	[file]		int
insert	into		@filelist
exec master..xp_dirtree	@path, 1, 1

if object_id('tempdb..#backupfiles') is not null
		drop table	#backupfiles
create	table		#backupfiles
	[id]		int identity(1,1)
,	[database]	varchar(255)
,	[backup_path]	varchar(255)
,	[backup_file]	varchar(255)

insert	into #backupfiles ([database], [backup_path], [backup_file])
select	upper(replace([subdirectory], '.bak', '')), @path, [subdirectory]
from	@filelist where [subdirectory] not in ('master.bak', 'msdb.bak', 'model.bak')

select * from #backupfiles

if object_id('tempdb..#better_filelistonly') is not null
	drop table	#better_filelistonly
create	table	#better_filelistonly
	[id]			int identity(1,1)
,	[database]		varchar(255)
,	LogicalName		nvarchar(128)
,	PhysicalName		nvarchar(260)
,	[Type]			char(1)
,	FileGroupName		nvarchar(128)
,	Size			numeric(20,0)
,	MaxSize			numeric(20,0)
,	FileID			bigint
,	CreateLSN		numeric(25,0)
,	DropLSN			numeric(25,0)
,	UniqueID		uniqueidentifier
,	ReadOnlyLSN		numeric(25,0)
,	ReadWriteLSN		numeric(25,0)
,	BackupSizeInBytes	bigint
,	SourceBlockSize		int
,	FileGroupID		int
,	LogGroupGUID		uniqueidentifier
,	DifferentialBaseLSN	numeric(25,0)
,	DifferentialBaseGUID	uniqueidentifier
,	IsReadOnly		bit
,	IsPresent		bit
,	TDEThumbprint		varbinary(32) 

declare	@get_logical_names	varchar(max)
set	@get_logical_names	=''
select	@get_logical_names	=@get_logical_names +
'declare @baseid	int	=(select isnull(max(id), 0) from #better_filelistonly)' + char(10) +
'insert into #better_filelistonly' + char(10) +
,	PhysicalName
,	[Type]
,	FileGroupName
,	Size
,	MaxSize
,	FileID
,	CreateLSN
,	DropLSN
,	UniqueID
,	ReadOnlyLSN
,	ReadWriteLSN
,	BackupSizeInBytes
,	SourceBlockSize
,	FileGroupID
,	LogGroupGUID
,	DifferentialBaseLSN
,	DifferentialBaseGUID
,	IsReadOnly
,	IsPresent
,	TDEThumbprint
)'	+ char(10) + 

'exec (''restore filelistonly from disk = ''''' + [backup_path] + [backup_file] + ''''''');' + char(10) +
'declare	@lastid	int	=	(select (max(id) + 1) from #better_filelistonly)' + char(10) +
'update		#better_filelistonly	set [database] = ''' + [database] + ''' where [id] between @baseid and @lastid' + char(10) + 'go' + char(10) + char(10)
from	#backupfiles

exec	(@get_logical_names)

select * from #better_filelistonly

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