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I need to make a complete copy of entire database and use it under different name on the same server.
How can I do it on MS SQL 2000?
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by:apirnia
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The best way to do this is first take a backup of a Database and then restore it.

The secound way which sometimes could raise some errors is to use DTS packagae.
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by:glowas
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I can restore it to the same database but not to second copy on the same server, that is my problem....
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This is what you have to do.

Create your new database. Right Click >> New Database....
Then right click on the database >> All task >> Restore
On this page you see 3 radio buttons. Select the 3rd one "From Device"

on this page click on the button "Select Device" and then "ADD"
Browse to your back up file. and then click OK

No on the first window select the options Tab
and clcik on Force restore Over existing database.

This should do
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by:Brendt Hess
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You can also use the RESTORE DATABASE SQL command, like this:

RESTORE DATABASE MyDB2
FROM Disk='E:\BackupSQL\mybackup.dat'
WITH Recovery, Replace,
MOVE 'MyDB_Data' TO 'E:\SQLSrvr\Primary\MyDB2\MyDB_DATA.MDF',
MOVE 'MyDB_Log' TO 'D:\SQLSrvr\TranLog\MyDB2\MyDB_LOG.LDF'

Notes:
   The MOVE command is **important**.  You **must** move the .MDF and .LDF files to a location different from the original files.

We use this type of command to update a static DB.  Backup DB, restore to new location, update new DB, rewrite pointer so all calls go to 2nd location, repeat nightly.
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by:MichaelSFuller
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A quicker and less painfull method...

1) Stop SQL Server
2) Make a copy of the physical files, to another location
3) In Enterprise Manager select the databases node
4) Right Click -->All Tasks--> attach database
5) Find the file location you made a copy of the physical files
6) Put the name you would like to call it in the "Attach as"
7) Click OK

or

net stop SQLSERVERAGENT
net stop MSSQLSERVER


copy source.mdf destination.mdf
copy source.ldf destination.ldf

osql /E /S Servername /Q "sp_attach_db @dbname = N'yournewdatabasename',
   @filename1 = N'c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data\yourdatabase_data.mdf',
   @filename2 = N'c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data\yourdatabase_log.ldf'"

net start MSSQLSERVER
net start SQLSERVERAGENT

If you attached this to another instance you would have problems with orphaned users. This can be resolved rather easily though.
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