restore database failed

Posted on 2012-03-19
Last Modified: 2012-03-19
I am trying to restore a back up into a new database that I just created. it gave me this message. Is there anything I am missing?

The backup set holds a backup of a database other than the existing (Restore failed
Question by:shpresa
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Expert Comment

ID: 37739997
try to do a restore filelistonly to see what the backup contains.
Also, can you show the syntax you are using to do the restore

Author Comment

ID: 37740008
First I see two diffferent files in is . trn and the other .bak

is there a difference?

what about the overwrite with replacement under I need to check that?
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Expert Comment

ID: 37740020
The .bak is the full backup, the .trn is a backup of the transaction log.
You need to check overwrite the existing database.

What did you select initially, backup from database or backup from device?
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Author Comment

ID: 37740034
from device.
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ID: 37740052
Make sure overwrite existing is checked

Author Comment

ID: 37740066
it worked just fine...thanks a lot for the help. appreciate it.

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