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Making a test copy of a database on the same SQL server

I need to make a copy of a SQL Database to test with, on the same SQL Server.  I tried using the copy function but it is failing with The Execution method succeeded, but the number of errors raised (1) reached the maximum allowed (1); resulting in failure.  Can you either help me fix this error or tell me another way to clone the data to a different database name?
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Pavel Celba

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Easy way to do this is...

1) Dump the entire database.

2) Create a new/empty "test" database.

3) Load the dump from #1 into the empty database in #2.

Normally the dump/load process will work better for this than other approaches.

Where "better" means many timeout conditions can be avoided.
Pavel Celba

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I created a full backup with the copy only option.  I then created a blank test database and I chose to restore.  I pointed to the full backup and pointed to my blank database.  On the files tab of the restore I verified that Restore As had the names of the new test database but when I try to restore I get the following error
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