Restore as fails, says it cannot use backup set
Posted on 2006-03-30
I'm trying to restore a sql 2000 db as another database. I'm trying to retore only one table so I don't want to restore over the original database. The database is set to backup each night to a file called crw.bak. It then does tlog backups every hour during the day. In EM I select the original db and choose restore as and name a new db, change the paths and select force restore. I get the error: 'The backup set in file '\\..crw.bak' was created by BACKUP LOG and cannot be used for this restore operation. RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.' This backups works fine when we have had to restore over the original in the past. Any ideas?
FYI my backup script reads like this:
BACKUP DATABASE [CRW] TO [CRW] WITH INIT , NOUNLOAD , NAME = N'CRW backup', NOSKIP , STATS = 10, NOFORMAT