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Restore from Multiple Files


Restore from Multiple Files

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Hello Everyone
I am in the planning stages of overwriting a database with a backup from another environment.

I took the backup by splitting the files because they were too large to copy across the network easily. I split them into 10 different files.

I am wanting to restore the database and allow the restore to overwrite the existing database, of the same name. How can I write the sql statement to do this? I don't believe I have ever had to do a restore this way.

Thanks in advance
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How did you split the backup files ?
Can you post your actual backup statement ?

If you used

BACKUP DATABASE AdventureWorks
TO DISK='X:\SQLServerBackups\AdventureWorks1.bak',
DISK='Y:\SQLServerBackups\AdventureWorks2.bak',
DISK='Z:\SQLServerBackups\AdventureWorks3.bak'



I would try this on a test system
RESTORE DATABASE MyDatabase
DISK='X:\SQLServerBackups\AdventureWorks1.bak',
DISK='Y:\SQLServerBackups\AdventureWorks2.bak',
DISK='Z:\SQLServerBackups\AdventureWorks3.bak'
WITH
NORECOVERY;



Keep in mind you can zip/7zip/ another compress tool your bak files to minimize copy network overhead.

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Sorry, that did not work.

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Do you have to write script, can you just add the files in the GUI and do it that way?

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I cannot add more than on data file that way.

Besides that, I try to not use the GUI

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AndrewSQLDBA (1/11/2011)
Sorry, that did not work.


Can you be a bit more specific? Did it throw an error and if so what error? Something else?

Can you post the backup command that you ran?


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Thank You Gila
I found my mistake

So silly, I am totally embarrassed

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A silly mistake happens to all of us every once in a while and with some even more frequent ;-)

Please provide the feedback on the backup creation script and the final restore that solved your problem.

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