troubleshooting Question

Restore from an existing database

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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I am trying to create a new development database on SQL server version 2000 using 2005 instance by restoring from an existing Live database.
So I right-click -> restore.
To: MyDevDatabase
From: MyLiveDatabase

Now it says "Select the backup sets to restore".

The only option it gives is the back up of the Live database. If I select that and proceed, it throws an error saying "Database to be restored was named MyLiveDatabase. Reissue the statement by using the WITH REPLACE option..."

I found that I have to go to Options and check "Overwrite existing database". Is that right?

Which database will that overwrite, MyDevDatabase? And what does selecting a backup set mean? Is the Mydevdatabase going to be restored from the selected backup? Is this going to affect the Live database or its back up in any way?
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