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Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 08/18/2005 :  13:58:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can you restore a backup (bak) file to a different server? E.g. client gets server nicked, they have bak files, can I run a restore to my sql server?
I can see the with MOVE option, but I can't see how to attach (to the new server) if the database wasn't detached (from the nicked server).

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Posted - 08/18/2005 :  14:01:15  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes you can with both RESTORE DATABASE or sp_attach_db/sp_attach_single_file_db. You use the WITH MOVE option of the RESTORE command if the paths to the MDF and/or LDF will be different from the original server.

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