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Trying to restore database in Enterprise Manager and I get error

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I am attempting to restore f:\sqldata\mydatabasebackup  to my mydatabase.mdf file in Enterprise Manager and I get this error "Exclusive access could not be obtained because the database is in use.  Restore database is terminating abnormally."  

I tried to take it offline and it failed with an error 5070.    
What do I need to do to get exclusive use and to get this restore done.
I tried to clear connections when I Detached the database but when I reattached it the connection was back.

Thanks for any help.
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by:apirnia
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When you do a restore go to the options tab and select the 3rd Chekc box:
Force restore over existing database.

I think this will do the job
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by:bhess1
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Where is the connection from?  Is it, perhaps, you?  (Do *not* expand the DB in enterprise manaqger, do *not* look at any data in it).

If the connection is not you, then who / where is it / is it from?

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by:Scott Pletcher
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Or use QA:


ALTER DATABASE myDatabase
SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE

RESTORE DATABASE myDatabase
FROM FILE = 'f:\sqldata\mydatabasebackup'
WITH REPLACE
--* next lines are optional, if you want to restore to a different file name
--    ,MOVE 'logical_mdf_name' TO 'f:\data\<mdf_file_name>.mdf'
--    ,MOVE 'logical_log_name' TO 'f:\log\<log_file_name>.ldf'

ALTER DATABASE myDatabase
SET MULTI_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
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by:patrickmiller
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Checking the 3 box didn't help.

Using QA gets stuck on the syntax line 5    the backup file is called pam_mast_data_dump.dat

ALTER DATABASE pam_mast
SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE

RESTORE DATABASE pam_mast
FROM FILE = 'f:\sqldata\pam_mast_data_dump'
WITH REPLACE
--* next lines are optional, if you want to restore to a different file name
--    ,MOVE 'logical_mdf_name' TO 'f:\data\<mdf_file_name>.mdf'
--    ,MOVE 'logical_log_name' TO 'f:\log\<log_file_name>.ldf'

ALTER DATABASE pam_mast
SET MULTI_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
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Scott Pletcher earned 450 total points
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D'OH!! SORRY, keyword is DISK not FILE (that's what I get for not looking in BOL before posting!!).

Also, be sure to specify the full path and file name from the SQL Server point of view.  That is, if you have mapped drive F: on *your* login SQL won't know that; you must use the drive as SQL knows it (this may or not apply here, just trying to cover all bases).


ALTER DATABASE pam_mast
SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE

RESTORE DATABASE pam_mast
FROM DISK = 'f:\sqldata\pam_mast_data_dump.dat'
WITH REPLACE  -- only use if db already exists on server
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by:patrickmiller
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I still get this error.

Nonqualified transactions are being rolled back. Estimated rollback completion: 100%.
Server: Msg 3101, Level 16, State 1, Line 4
Exclusive access could not be obtained because the database is in use.
Server: Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 4
RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.
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by:bhess1
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Note:  One thing I noticed with SQL 2k that differed from SQL 7.0 is that a Restore can (in some cases) require two connections to the DB, and that if the DB is in Single_User mode, this will not be allowed.  (this drove me up the wall the first time our VB app tried to trigger the backup/restore sequence through an SQL call after the upgrade to 2k). Try the RESTRICTED_USER option.
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by:Scott Pletcher
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Thanks, bhess1.  I hadn't run into that issue yet and so didn't realize it.
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