Copying an SQL Server 2005 Database

I have an sql server database on my machine that has tables, data, and stored procs in it. I want to give to put the database and all its data on a different machine. What is the fastest way to do this? I have tried to create a backup file and restore it on the other machine, but that doesnt seem to work. Thanks in advance
npl77Asked:
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chapmandewCommented:
backup and restore it.
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npl77Author Commented:
doesnt work..how do I restore it in detail, maybe im doing something wrong.
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buddholeCommented:
-Create a db on the new server with the same name, choose the file location and file names you want
- Restore the db with the option "overwrite files" on the Options menu
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Yossarian-22Commented:
Detach the database from the source server, copy the .mdf and .ldf to the destination server and attach the database there. You might just need to adjust user permission a bit. That should be the fastest way.
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npl77Author Commented:
Thanks for such the quick response guys!
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