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SQLServer won't recognize copied database


SQLServer won't recognize copied database

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I copied my mdf and ldf file to the cloud server, and the data path is correct. But the database does not show up in management studio. I have done this before between in house servers running SQL2008. Could it be ownership, permissions, or that the server has another name, or something else.? It is a big file (130GB) that takes 4 days to upload via RDP so I dont want to create a database on the cloud and then import it.
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Why don't you create the DB on the cloud and restore it from a backup (which might be compressed if you're on 2008R2+). It seems safer than using mdf and ldf files.


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fkarmally (6/19/2014)
I copied my mdf and ldf file to the cloud server, and the data path is correct. But the database does not show up in management studio. I have done this before between in house servers running SQL2008. Could it be ownership, permissions, or that the server has another name, or something else.? It is a big file (130GB) that takes 4 days to upload via RDP so I dont want to create a database on the cloud and then import it.


You can't just copy the files and expect SQL to notice. You will need to attach the files to a (new) database. In SSMS, right click on "Databases" and select attach.



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happycat59 (6/19/2014)
fkarmally (6/19/2014)
I copied my mdf and ldf file to the cloud server, and the data path is correct. But the database does not show up in management studio. I have done this before between in house servers running SQL2008. Could it be ownership, permissions, or that the server has another name, or something else.? It is a big file (130GB) that takes 4 days to upload via RDP so I dont want to create a database on the cloud and then import it.


You can't just copy the files and expect SQL to notice. You will need to attach the files to a (new) database. In SSMS, right click on "Databases" and select attach.


Exactly!

The other way is to copy over a backup and restore that.
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