It would be useful to be able to backup\restore with out the filestore.
A commandline swithc would be useful to exclude the filestore from the backup if you just want to either validate your databases by restoring them to a test\dummy machine.
For sending the backup to support
For testing the migration to a new release
Then the ability to attach the filestore later.
Or can we backup and restore the database and filestore manually with SQL server management studio?
i dont see why you wouldn't be able to backup the database manually?
It is possible to backup and restore manually, through SQL, but this process is not supported and not documented. There are many customers who would struggle with this.
To clarify, the wish is to take a backup through the ADMS Console, ommitting the filestore.
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