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Aged Yak Warrior

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Posted - 08/13/2012 :  00:27:50  Show Profile  Visit albertkohl's Homepage  Reply with Quote
okay, so hopefully this is simple. i have a db i have to restore, problem is, server THINKS there's not enough space.

my server is setup like this:


DB is spanned across disk 1/2/3. so the server is calculating free space on d:\ thinking that's the disk everything does, when in reality, the mount points are on 3 separate disks.

any way to override the free space check when restoring dbs?

Aged Yak Warrior

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Posted - 08/13/2012 :  00:54:16  Show Profile  Visit albertkohl's Homepage  Reply with Quote
nevermind, i overlooked the restore statement.
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Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

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Posted - 08/13/2012 :  01:43:05  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Have looked at RESTORE with MOVE?

Jack Vamvas
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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 08/21/2012 :  23:38:07  Show Profile  Visit prett's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Could you post the full text of error message here? How do you restore the database?
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Posted - 10/26/2014 :  14:01:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Check this article, it will help you to resolve this issue:
Recovery Toolbox for SQL Server unspammed
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Posted - 12/02/2014 :  10:54:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello. This site has available answer for common users:

1. Click the Windows Start button, then select the following: "Programs" > "Microsoft SQL Server" > "SQL Server Management Studio." Log in to the server using the administrator username and password.
2. Right-click the database icon on the left-hand side of the SQL Server Management Studio screen. Select "Restore Database." Locate the field labeled "To Database" in the dialog box that follows. If your BAK file is being used to restore an existing database, enter the name of that database here. Enter a different name to create a new database from your BAK file.
3. Enter the location of your .bak file. Locate the field labeled "From Device" in the same dialog box. Click the corresponding drop-down menu and select the location of your BAK file. Click "OK." Your SQL Server database has been restored using your BAK file.
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