troubleshooting Question

restoring a copy database using a full backup

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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I have a large database that I want to make a copy of so that I can then remove all the audit information that is stored in there to be able to copy it to my local computer for testing purposes.

I have the backup up file of my database, say mydatabase.bak

I am trying to run the following sql to restore it to a blank database I have created mydatabasebackup.

restore database simon
from disk ='c:\folder\mydatabase.bak'
with norecovery,
move 'c:\simon\weddingplanner.bak' to 'c:\folder\mydatabasebackup.bak'

but I'm getting:
he backup set holds a backup of a database other than the existing 'mydatabasebackup'

What am I doing wrong?

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