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I have .bak file from sql server 2005, and now I want restore the .bak to sql server 2008
in other box.

How can I do that in SQL studio?
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by:ErezMor
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right click "databases" in the object explorer of you sql management studio, and select restore database... then select "from device" option and point to the bak file you have.
that's about it
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Save your backup file to the destination server
In SSMS, right click on Databases then select Restore Database

You will get a dialog as shown here

Type in the name of the database
Check From Device and use the button to locate your backup file
Click OK and the file should be restored to the new server
RestoreDB.png
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by:Anthony Perkins
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In addition you may have to change the paths to the database files.
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Copy the .bak file onto the destination server (SQL 2008 hosted server). As this is on a different server, you need to give another location for placing data and log files. Here is the sample query for the same:

Restore database <newdbname> from disk = '<Backupfilelocationhere>'
with move '<Logicaldatafilenamehere>' to '<Give new location for placing the data file>'
, move '<Logicallogfilenamehere>' to '<Give new location for placing the log file>'
, stats = 1

Sample query would look like this: (Original database = Test & New database = Testnew"

Restore database Testnew from disk = 'C:\Test.bak'
with move 'Test_data' to 'D:\Testnew_data.mdf'
, move 'Test_Log' to 'E:\Testnew_Log.ldf'
, stats = 1
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