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Hi,
Is there a way to copy SQL Server database, give this copy different name and connect to this new db as needed. Everything has to be done from VB. Code samples will be appreciated.
Thanks.
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This example uses both the BACKUP and RESTORE statements to make a copy of the Northwind database. The MOVE statement causes the data and log file to be restored to the specified locations. The RESTORE FILELISTONLY statement is used to determine the number and names of the files in the database being restored. The new copy of the database is named TestDB. For more information, see RESTORE FILELISTONLY.

Create stored procedure with these statements

BACKUP DATABASE Northwind
   TO DISK = 'c:\Northwind.bak'
RESTORE FILELISTONLY
   FROM DISK = 'c:\Northwind.bak'
RESTORE DATABASE TestDB
   FROM DISK = 'c:\Northwind.bak'
   WITH MOVE 'Northwind' TO testdb.mdf',
   MOVE 'Northwind_log' TO testdb.ldf'
GO

call stored procedure and now you can connect with that database

Hamood
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here is stored proc code in northwind data

CREATE PROCEDURE SP_Test  AS

      BACKUP DATABASE Northwind
   TO DISK = 'c:\Northwind.bak'
RESTORE FILELISTONLY
   FROM DISK = 'c:\Northwind.bak'
RESTORE DATABASE Testing2
   FROM DISK = 'c:\Northwind.bak'
   WITH MOVE 'Northwind' TO 'c:\Testing2.mdf',
   MOVE 'Northwind_log' TO 'c:\Testing2.ldf'
GO

here is vb6 code

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Set mCommand = New ADODB.Command
     Dim con As New ADODB.Connection
    con.open "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=sa;Initial Catalog=Northwind;Data Source=CT1"
       
    With mCommand
         .ActiveConnection = con
            .CommandTimeout = 300
            .CommandText = "SP_Test"
            '.Parameters.Append(ID As Integer)
            '.CreateParameter(ID as ResID) 'Also tried this
            .Execute
        End With
        Set mCommand = Nothing
End Sub

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by:andr
ID: 11811137
Thanks, that works. Only little modification:
instead of
WITH MOVE 'Northwind' TO 'c:\Testing2.mdf'
needed
WITH MOVE 'Northwind_dat' TO 'c:\Testing2.mdf',

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