NavContainerHelper – Create a SQL Server container and restore a .bak file

If you haven't read the first post about the NavContainerHelper, you should do so.

The following script sample, will create a new SQL Server container and restore a NAV 2018 database backup file (Demo Database NAV (11-0).bak) placed on the host in a folder called c:\temp\navdbfiles. The folder c:\temp\navdbfiles on the host is shared as c:\temp inside the container.

$hostFolder = "c:\temp\navdbfiles"
$databaseCredential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentList "sa", (ConvertTo-SecureString -String "P@ssword1" -AsPlainText -Force)
$dbPassword = [System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::PtrToStringAuto([System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($databaseCredential.Password))
$dbserverid = docker run -d -e sa_password="$dbPassword" -e ACCEPT_EULA=Y -v "${hostFolder}:C:/temp"
$databaseServer = $dbserverid.SubString(0,12)
$databaseInstance = ""

$databaseName = "Demo Database NAV (11-0)"
$databaseServerInstance = @{ $true = "$databaseServer\$databaseInstance"; $false = "$databaseServer"}["$databaseInstance" -ne ""]
$RelocateData = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.RelocateFile("${databaseName}_Data", "c:\temp\${databaseName}_Data.mdf")
$RelocateLog = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.RelocateFile("${databaseName}_Log", "c:\temp\${databaseName}_Log.ldf")
Restore-SqlDatabase -ServerInstance $databaseServerInstance -Database $databaseName -BackupFile "C:\temp\$databaseName.bak" -Credential $databaseCredential -RelocateFile @($RelocateData,$RelocateLog)

After this, the SQL Server is ready to use from a NAV container and the variables $databaseServer, $databaseInstance, $databaseName and $databaseCredential are the parameters used to start up a NAV container to use this new database server.


Freddy Kristiansen
Technical Evangelist

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