[thelist] create/restore an MSSQL database from a local .bak file

Tab Alleman talleman at Lumpsum.com
Tue Aug 7 14:37:31 CDT 2007

Did you try selecting the "From Device" option in the General tab of the Restore Database wizard?

Then Select Devices... Disk... browse to your .bak file.

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> [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Sarah Adams
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> Subject: [thelist] create/restore an MSSQL database from a local .bak
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> I have googled unsuccessfully for this, and the MSSQL help 
> documents are
>  not getting me anywhere. I am setting up a local development 
> copy of a
> client's site and database. I have a .bak file sent to me by 
> the client
> in order for me to have a copy of the MSSQL database. Unfortunately,
> when I go to the Restore Database wizard in SQL Server Enterprise
> Manager, it only allows me to select .bak files saved directly on the
> database server, not from my local machine. I assume there is a way to
> get around this (short of copying the file to the database 
> server) - can
> anyone shed any light on this for me?
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