How to restore SQL Server dump file
Posted on 2004-04-02
I work with Oracle but is completedly new to SQL Server. I was required to create database and restore from a dump file (I would think that it likes oracle's import). The dump file was created by SQL Server's backup command(I would think it likes oracle's export). But I got errors like:
Server: Msg 5105, Level 16, State 2, Line 3
Device activation error. The physical file name 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\data\dev_Data.MDF' may be incorrect.
Server: Msg 3156, Level 16, State 1, Line 3
File 'vwdev_Data' cannot be restored to 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\data\dev_Data.MDF'. Use WITH MOVE to identify a valid location for the file.
Server: Msg 5105, Level 16, State 1, Line 3
I use the command as:
restore database dev
from disk = 'C:\TEMP\James\dev.bak'
Any suggestions, thanks.