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Copy Database to Other New Database

I need to copy my existing database called Tribase to a new one called Tribase2 in SQL 2005 Express. I created a new Database Called Tribase2 and made a backup of Tribase then used the following to restore to Tribase2: restore database Tribase2  from disk = 'C:\Inetpub\ftproot\Backups\SQLBackups\TribaseBU.bak'   But get the following error:  "The backup set holds a backup of a database other than the existing 'Tribase2' database."   I am not an expert so Im probably missing something. How can I effectively make this work.
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waf771
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DBAduck - Ben MillerPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
When you restore over the top of the database taken from the same server, you need to use the WITH MOVE clause to move the files.

You need to find out the names of the files with the RESTORE FILELISTONLY and then move them to another place.
RESTORE FILELISTONLY 
   FROM disk = 'C:\Inetpub\ftproot\Backups\SQLBackups\TribaseBU.bak'  ;
 
RESTORE DATABASE Tribase2 
   FROM disk = 'C:\Inetpub\ftproot\Backups\SQLBackups\TribaseBU.bak'  
   WITH REPLACE,
   MOVE 'DataFileName' TO 'C:\MySQLServer\testdb.mdf',
   MOVE 'DataFileName_Log' TO 'C:\MySQLServer\testdb.ldf';

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waf771Author Commented:
I want to copy the files not move them. Can you explain further?
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randy_knightCommented:
WITH MOVE just means you are chaing the location of the files in the database being restored to.  You are "moving" the files to a different location than the catalog had them.
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randy_knightCommented:
one more thing.  When you Restore WITH MOVE, it does not update the logical name of the devices in sysfiles.  If you want to clean that up, you can exectue the following:

ALTER DATABASE <dbnmae> MODIFY FILE (NAME = <oldname>, NEWNAME = <newname>)
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