Azure SQL - Restoring database and keeping same connection string and name

Posted on 2016-11-28
Last Modified: 2016-12-27

I just restored my SQL Azure database and saw that an additional database was created with a new name.
How do I rather keep the same SQL database with it's connection string etc remaining the same.

Is the answer to delete my original database and just rename the backup? Will the connection string be different if I do it this way?
Question by:murbro
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by:Pawan Kumar
ID: 41905264
Do not use the delete approach. What is the point in keeping the same DB name again when you already have one ?

Normally we do this when we have to move the DB from one server to another. We take backup and restore.

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ID: 41905340
Hi. I need to keep the name the same because there are hundreds of people that are connecting to it with various apps
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by:Pawan Kumar
ID: 41905343
So that name you already have in the system. You want to retire the existing one and use the new one.
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Author Comment

ID: 41905347
Thanks. How I do this?
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Accepted Solution

Pawan Kumar earned 500 total points
ID: 41905350
Rename the current DB from CurrenName to CurrentName_Old


USE master
ALTER DATABASE [Oldbname] MODIFY NAME = [Yournewdbname]

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ID: 41905358
Great. Thanks very much

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