Restoring a database backup into another database
Posted on 2014-10-08
I have an application pointing into 2 MS SQL 2005 databases, one called PRODUCTION and the other called TEST. I am attempting to replicate all information from the production database to the test database so they both have the exact same data in them.
To accomplish this, I have created a backup of the PRODUCTION database and I am now attempting to restore this backup into the TEST database using the restore utility in Management Studio. After selecting the TEST database --> right click --> Tasks --> Restore and choosing the backup that I made of my production database, in the "Restore the database as" section of the Options screen, it appears that the restore will rename the TEST database to the name of my production database (mdf and ldf files) and I dont want this to happen, I want to maintain the original name of the database since I am sure what could happen with my application if the TEST database is renamed.
What should I do next?