SQL Clone
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 


Database restore


Database restore

Author
Message
Mac1986
Mac1986
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 3589 Visits: 791
Hi Al,
I want to restore a database from one server to another server.
Can I restore a database with 8 datafiles as 2 data files on a different server? Is it possible?
Michael Valentine Jones
Michael Valentine Jones
SSC-Dedicated
SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 36236 Visits: 11933
No.

A restore will create the same number of files and the same file sizes.
Mac1986
Mac1986
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)Hall of Fame (3.6K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 3589 Visits: 791
Then can I drop and recreate the DB with My choice of data files?
But wait a min the how can I restore the data if its not possible..

What options do I have if I want reduce the data files....
Perry Whittle
Perry Whittle
SSC Guru
SSC Guru (138K reputation)SSC Guru (138K reputation)SSC Guru (138K reputation)SSC Guru (138K reputation)SSC Guru (138K reputation)SSC Guru (138K reputation)SSC Guru (138K reputation)SSC Guru (138K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 138045 Visits: 18218
Mac1986 (11/4/2012)
Then can I drop and recreate the DB with My choice of data files?

Are you referring to the source database??


Mac1986 (11/4/2012)
But wait a min the how can I restore the data if its not possible..

What options do I have if I want reduce the data files....

Use this to empty and remove unwanted files on either the source or target databases

dbcc shrinkfile(logical_name, EMPTYFILE)



-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Ya can't make an omelette without breaking just a few eggs" ;-)
Michael Valentine Jones
Michael Valentine Jones
SSC-Dedicated
SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)SSC-Dedicated (36K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 36236 Visits: 11933
Mac1986 (11/4/2012)
Then can I drop and recreate the DB with My choice of data files?
But wait a min the how can I restore the data if its not possible..

What options do I have if I want reduce the data files....


What difference does it make how many files the database has?

What are you trying to accomplish?
Go


Permissions

You can't post new topics.
You can't post topic replies.
You can't post new polls.
You can't post replies to polls.
You can't edit your own topics.
You can't delete your own topics.
You can't edit other topics.
You can't delete other topics.
You can't edit your own posts.
You can't edit other posts.
You can't delete your own posts.
You can't delete other posts.
You can't post events.
You can't edit your own events.
You can't edit other events.
You can't delete your own events.
You can't delete other events.
You can't send private messages.
You can't send emails.
You can read topics.
You can't vote in polls.
You can't upload attachments.
You can download attachments.
You can't post HTML code.
You can't edit HTML code.
You can't post IFCode.
You can't post JavaScript.
You can post emoticons.
You can't post or upload images.

Select a forum








































































































































































SQLServerCentral


Search