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

Joel D Canfield joel at streamliine.com
Tue Aug 7 14:39:09 CDT 2007

> I assume there is a way to get around this

I don't think so.

MSSQL is looking for some flavor of 'local' file, even over a network
(mapped drive or, I believe, UNC path) but not over the internet.

Is the server inaccessible so that putting the file there isn't an
option? If so, DTS will let you copy/sync dbs over virtually any
connection, but it ain't as tidy as restoring from backup.


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