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How to tell who is using a certain db ?

Posted on 2011-03-23
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Hi Experts,

I need to restore a Sandbox db. But during restoring I got an error saying the db is in use by others and can not go any further. The problem is, how to tell who is using a certain db??
Thanks.
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run the query

sp_who
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Ok, I got the username who uses this db. The status shows 'sleeping'. So is there anyway to cut off the connection?
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Note session spid number (e.g. from sp_who2) and use:
kill <spid number>
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You can monitor the processes using the database and kill them using the Activity Monitor. You can find its icon in the Standard Toolbar of SQL Server Management Studio.
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When you are restoring database you can automatically remove activity from your database by altering database state to single user:
USE MASTER
GO
ALTER DATABASE <database name>
SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
GO
RESTORE DATABASE <database name>
FROM DISK =N'<path to backup file>'
GO

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