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SQL Server 2005 - Copy Database on to same server

Posted on 2006-07-07
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Hi,

I would like to make a copy of a sql server 2005 database and pop it on the same server.  I can't use the detact / attach method as the source database must not be taken offline.

I have tried the Copy Database Wizard but it errors, this is the message in the event log.

SQL Server Scheduled Job 'CDW_HHB_HHB_1' (0xDD5CBC096305DA4FA761440F930281F4) - Status: Failed - Invoked on: 2006-07-07 10:51:29 - Message: The job failed.  The Job was invoked by User HHB\Administrator.  The last step to run was step 1 (CDW_HHB_HHB_1_Step).

In SQL Server 2000, i used to be able to copy objects in a DTS package (tables, views, stored procs).  

I have tried creating a new database and exporting from the source to this but it only copys the tables and views, not the stored procs.

Has anyone else managed to take a full copy of a database and successfully create a new replication database on the same server using SQL Server 2005?


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by:Einstine98
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Yes, many times...

1. Create a new database
2. Script your first database
3. Run the script on the new database.
4. Copy your data.... using DTS wizard

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by:Jackass03
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How do I script the database?

thanks for your answer
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by:Einstine98
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click on the database in Management studio, right click and you hae the option to script it
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by:Kobe_Lenjou
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You can also make a backup of the DB, amd restore it as a new DB
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by:Jackass03
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Hi

I have tried scripting the database and running the script in the new database.  However it seems to produce some errors and not create all the stored procs.  I have set the script to 'script all objects' but it doesnt seem to work ok.

Einstine98 - when you have done it in the past has your script produced errors when you have run it for your new database?

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by:Jackass03
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Kobe_Lenjou

If I try and restore the database from a backup as a new database it errors because of the difference in the database names.

Any more ideas?
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If you restore the database under a different name you may get the SID of the database conflicting... coming from Oracle background I just wouldn't do it on the same server :-)

The script all objects option does fail (rarely would it work) and I have confirmed this as bug with Microsoft...

1. Script the database by selecting all the objects manually..
2. The scripts do give errors because of the stupid way it is ordered (dependency thing)...
3. Run the script two times on the same database, in the second time you should receive no errors (other than the object already exists).... if so, then you are 100% it's done...
4. Alternatively (and that's what I do for clients on 2005) work through the script and handle the dependencies (which table should be created before which view!)
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