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SQL SErver 2008 automated copy/restore

Posted on 2014-01-31
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Hi Experts,

I would like to copy a database and restore it on another database (on the same instance)everynight. How can I automate this?

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by:Carl Tawn
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The easiest way would just be to setup a SQL Agent job to restore the backup over the existing database. I assume you already have a job to backup the main database, so you just need to grab that file and restore over the existing "copy" database.

You might have to code to figure out the name of the backup if you are including any timestamps, or have some naming convention in place.
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by:dlan75
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Thx for the fast repy.
Could you give me some kind of procedure?
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It's difficult to be precise without knowing the make up of your database (number of data files, log files, locations, etc), but logically you want something like the following in the step of a SQL Agent job:
RESTORE DATABASE [YourCopyDatabaseName]
    FROM FILE = N'<path_and_name_of_your_backup_file'
    WITH
         MOVE '<logical_data_file_name>' TO '<physical_path_of_file_for_your_copy_database>'
         MOVE '<logical_log_file_name>' TO '<physical_path_of_file_for_your_copy_database>'
         REPLACE

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More detailed info on the syntax and options are here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186858.aspx

Specifically you should be looking at examples D and E towards the bottom of the page.
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thx will make my way around that :-)
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