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Restore Master DB and our own DB to a freshly installed SQL 2008 server

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I have had to re-install our SQL 2008R2 server, before reinstalling i backed up the master database and our own SQL database,  i have now reinstalled the server and installed SQL.

My next step is to restore the database. is it as simple as right clicking on each database and restoring.

Does the New SA password need to match the old one, and also now i have re-installed the file paths are slightly different as the path to the databases i chose during install was E:\SQL_Data

in the original install it was still on the E drive but was just the long default path that SQL.

Thanks

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by:Raja Jegan R
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>> My next step is to restore the database. is it as simple as right clicking on each database and restoring.

Nope, there are few more restrictions applicable.
Follow the steps mentioned in the link below to get your master database restored properly:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190679.aspx

>> Does the New SA password need to match the old one, and also now i have re-installed the file paths are slightly different as the path to the databases i chose during install was E:\SQL_Data

SA password neet not match..
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by:mayank_joshi
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the database files path need not to be same too.

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Thanks

How do i run that sqlcmd specifying my sa username and password, for some reason even thhough the server is in mixed mode and i have given domain admins group  the sysadm right i can not connect to the sql server using my domain admin account, i can only login using the SA details.

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>> i can not connect to the sql server using my domain admin account, i can only login using the SA details.

Then Builtin\Administrators account in your server might have been disabled..
Kindly enable it or use sa password..
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Hi All

Im getting the following error when i try this

C:\Users\Administrator>sqlcmd
1> RESTORE DATABASE master FROM DISK = `E:\SQL_db_backups\MASTER.BAK` WITH REPLACE;
2> GO
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Server SQLSVR, Line 1
Incorrect syntax near '`'.
Msg 319, Level 15, State 1, Server SQLSVR, Line 1
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'with'. If this statement is a common table ex
pression, an xmlnamespaces clause or a change tracking context clause, the previ
ous statement must be terminated with a semicolon.

I have tried this with and without the semicolon at the end of line 1

Anyone have any ideas?
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you are using ` instead of '
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Raja Jegan R earned 1000 total points
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As mayank_joshi stated, it should be

RESTORE DATABASE master FROM DISK = 'E:\SQL_db_backups\MASTER.BAK' WITH REPLACE;
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sorry could you explain, im not a dba as ours is away so im a newbie when itc omes to SQL

that line you have stated above looks the same as what i was typing or am i missing somthing?

Thanks again
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by:Raja Jegan R
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Ok, here it is..

Your version - `E:\SQL_db_backups\MASTER.BAK`
My Version   -  'E:\SQL_db_backups\MASTER.BAK'

Actually you need to encapsulate value with Single quotes (') but you have used (`) sign.
Hence changing this should help..
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Thanks all, you saved me a lot of stress
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