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Posted Tuesday, April 2, 2013 8:52 AM



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I restored a Full Backup from 12:30 AM this morning and I specified WITH NORECOVERY.

Then I attempted to restore a differential Backup that I made at 10:30 AM and I specified WITH RECOVERY.

However I get the following error as if I had specified recovery on the full backup:

Msg 3136, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
This differential backup cannot be restored because the database has not been restored to the correct earlier state.
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated?

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Posted Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:09 AM



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There was another full backup taken (without the copy_only option) sometime between the full that you took and the diff that you took.

Gail Shaw
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