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I created a db and try to restore from the back up of another db.

i get the error
Restore of the db 'test2' failed. exclusive access could not be obtained.

please help thanks
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Are they the same version?
Are you logging as admin?
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different version  -
yes i am logged in as administrator in sql management studio
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Before trying the restore, do this:

use master
go
alter database test2 set single_user with rollback immediate;

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exclusive access could not be obtained.
It means that you or someone else is connected to the database on that server so you cannot overwrite.

different version  -
You cannot restore a backup from an a newer version pf SQL Server to a an older version of SQL Server.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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If you are trying to restore in the same stand-alone server then you'll see that error because you are trying to overwrite the database files. The solution is to Restore With Move option so you can set a new path for the data and log files. Example:
RESTORE DATABASE Test2 
FROM DISK = 'c:\mssql\backup\Test.bak'  --> replace with the real path and filename
WITH MOVE 'Test_Data' TO 'c:\mssql\data\Test2\Test2_Data.mdf', --> replace with the NEW real path and filename
MOVE 'Test_Log' TO 'c:\mssql\log\Test2\Test2_Log.ldf'  --> replace with the NEW real path and filename

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