Solved

Logical and physical name

Posted on 2001-08-26
3
1,858 Views
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Hi,
I have a question about restoring databasa. First I made a database dump for which database I want to backup. And then I will create a database to restore the database dump. I name the new database as different name with the previous database which I made the database dump, and it shouldn't be problem. But what make me confuse what's the difference between logical file name and physical file name for the data which I need to specify when I do restoration. For the logical name I must not change the name, if I do then SQL server will give me an error. Why I cannot change the logical file name for that database, and if like that it means that the logical name is always be the same as for each database we backup. Could somebody explain?

Thank you very much.
0
Comment
Question by:kayz
3 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
krispols earned 50 total points
ID: 6427786
The logical database name is store in the database file. Then when you restore it, sql check if the device have the same name than the target database. This it's to avoid that you accidently erase a wrong data base. If you want to restore a data base with an another name, you must restore your database with move option.
0
 
LVL 142

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 6603610
Hi kayz,
 please respect the EE guidelines and follow-up your questions. See this page for all your question:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/memberProfile.jsp?mbr=kayz&showQHistory=true

CHeers
0
 

Expert Comment

by:ComTech
ID: 6605243
kayz, it is against the rules to have more that 3 questions open at a time, you have 12, and this could lead to suspension.

I will take care of the questions over 21 days old, which is also the rule of EE.

ComTech
Community Support Moderator

Ps. You are in SEVER violation of the rules of EE and permanent suspension has been requested.
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I wrote this interesting script that really help me find jobs or procedures when working in a huge environment. I could I have written it as a Procedure but then I would have to have it on each machine or have a link to a server-related search that …
Ever wondered why sometimes your SQL Server is slow or unresponsive with connections spiking up but by the time you go in, all is well? The following article will show you how to install and configure a SQL job that will send you email alerts includ…
Familiarize people with the process of retrieving data from SQL Server using an Access pass-thru query. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the ways that you can retrieve data from a SQL Server is by using a pa…
Via a live example, show how to shrink a transaction log file down to a reasonable size.

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now