Restore Database From Backup File (From 2005 to 2016 )


You can restore a full backup file taken from an early SQL Server to current SQL Server 2016 instance with either T-SQL code or through SSMS.
Please check the code sample and the steps to use SSMS:

  

 

--Get database logicalNames
restore filelistonly from disk='C:\mssql\mydatabase2005.BAK'
--mydatabase
--mydatabase_Log

---Restore to a new database

RESTORE DATABASE myDB2016 FROM DISK = N'C:\mssql\mydatabase2005.BAK'
WITH MOVE N'mydatabase' TO N'C:\mssql\myDB2016.mdf',
MOVE N'mydatabase_Log' TO N'C:\mssql\myDB2016_Log.ldf',
REPLACE;
GO

---Get the logical names of the new database

select name as logicalname  from sys.master_files
where DB_NAME(database_id)='myDB2016'

--result:
--mydatabase
--mydatabase_Log

-- Rename logical names to new names at your choice

ALTER DATABASE myDB2016 
MODIFY FILE (NAME = 'mydatabase', NEWNAME = 'MyDB2016_data')
GO
ALTER DATABASE MyDB2016
MODIFY FILE (NAME = 'mydatabase_Log', NEWNAME = 'MyDB2016_log')
GO

--Check out the new names

select name, physical_name  from sys.master_files
where DB_NAME(database_id)='myDB2016'






 

From SSMS,you need to right-clcik on Databases>>Restore From Files and Filegroups>> type a new database name To database box and choose From device to point to the backup file we want to restore. And check the full backup from the list and click on Ok. Your new database will be ready after the restore finished.
If you have already had a database you want to replace, you need to go to Options page to check the Overwrite the existing database option (WITH REPLACE T-SQL cod), click OK and it is done. Your old database has been replaced with this one.
Your restore database will have the same logical names it has in the database the backup was taken.
You can change the names from Properties>> Files >> type new Logical names and click OK.
You can use the Script choice to view the code for your action:
Here is T-SQL code generated by SSMS:

  

 USE [myDB2016]
GO
ALTER DATABASE [myDB2016]  MODIFY FILE (NAME=N'mydatabase', NEWNAME=N'MyDB2016_data')
GO
USE [myDB2016]
GO
ALTER DATABASE [myDB2016] MODIFY FILE (NAME=N'mydatabase_log', NEWNAME=N'MyDB2016_log')
GO

 
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