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Posted Friday, January 09, 2009 10:19 AM
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Has anyone tried thsi before on sql 2005. I have a 2005 server with enterprise edition and i a trying to do a restore from a backup file which is on an external hard drive plugged onto thsi server. Will i run into any issues? will this external drive show up when i do the restore and select device option. any help on this will be greatly appreciated.


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Posted Friday, January 09, 2009 10:25 AM
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Hi There,

It won't be a problem as long as the drive shows up as a local disk, and has a drive letter assigned to it. I've done it before without any issues. I hope this helps.
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Posted Friday, January 09, 2009 11:11 AM
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Soon as the external drive is plugged into the server wont it show up a local drive on that m/c or does anything need to be set up see this exteranl drive as a local drive on that server



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