SQL Server 2005 Express, I have a BAK file..I am trying to use SQL Server Manager Studio...I am getting the following error that I need mdf file but I have no...

Hi there;

I am using SQL Server 2005 Express, I have a BAK file..I am trying to use SQL Server Manager Studio...I am getting the following error that I need mdf file but I have no mdf file...All I have is bak file...and import it successfully...Please examine the screenshots...

Best regards...
1.jpg
2.jpg
LVL 12
jazzIIIloveAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

 
udaya kumar laligondlaTechnical LeadCommented:
goto options tab and change file path for both MDF and log files
0
 
RiteshShahCommented:
follow this path after creating blank database.

right click on data,
click on Restore->Database
select "From Device" radio button
add your .BAK file
once you add .BAK, check "Restore" check box beside your .BAK
Now, Go to option at left hend side
"overwrite the existing database" check box. (first checkbox)
give the page in "Restore As" section for you MDF and LDF file. (new location where you want to create DB)
leave everything default and click on OK button
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by ConnectWise

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
 
udaya kumar laligondlaTechnical LeadCommented:
as shown in the figure. cahnge the restore as path
Config.JPG
0
Ultimate Tool Kit for Technology Solution Provider

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy now.

 
jazzIIIloveAuthor Commented:
udayakumarlm:
RiteshShah:

Please examine the screenshots a), b)  and c)

udayakumarlm:

Could you give the full path? I cannot see whoe path in your screenshot...

Best regards...

a.jpg
b.jpg
c.jpg
0
 
jazzIIIloveAuthor Commented:
Reminder: I have no *df file...
0
 
RiteshShahCommented:
try using one check box in first screen shot.
0
 
udaya kumar laligondlaTechnical LeadCommented:
you can specify something like c:\a.mdf or c:\dbpath\a.mdf and c:\a.ldf or c:\dbpath\a.ldf
the path must be accessable. it can be anywhere on the system.
the LDF and MDF files are inside the BAK file
0
 
RiteshShahCommented:
moreover, where did you create Alumni database before restore? give the same path
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.