Hi Nisarg and anyone else interested. I tried this and it creates a nice empty database. Thanks for the instructions. But I still find a big problem with it that revolves around encryption/decryption. I find that I can't use the decryption procedures on this database despite recreating the master key, certificate, and symmetric keys. They only work if I restore the original whole database. I can restore it with a different name or whatever but decrypting works fine from the restored database but not the new empty copy created. Any ideas regarding how to get a call like the following to work on the empty database.
OPEN SYMMETRIC KEY FsaKey DECRYPTION BY CERTIFICATE FsaCert;
SET @clearText = DecryptByKey(@cipherText);
SELECT @clearText OUTPUT;
CLOSE SYMMETRIC KEY FsaKey;