Restoring a database in SQL Server is a straightforward task, and one that SQL Database Administrators have to perform thousands of times throughout their career.
To backup a database in SQL Server with Encryption, run the BACKUP DATABASE command with the ENCRYPTION option added to the SQL statement, and specify the valid encryption certificate name.
It’s important to backup SQL Server Certificates, but only if you’re using them really.If for example, your SQL Server database backups are encrypted and you need to restore it on another server, then you will need both the certificate and private key that was used.
Backing up a database is something I’ve always found easier done within a query window. There’s not much to it;BACKUP DATABASE [DATABASENAME] TO DISK = N'e:\directory\databasename_backupdate.bak'