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SQL Server 2014 Restore failure

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    I had this problem on a VPS with SQL 2014 Express. There was not enough security permission to a do a restore from the default backup directory: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup (although backups worked fine)

    The error was: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup Cannot access the specified path or file on the server. Verify that you have the necessary security privileges and that the path or file exists.

    Actually, you can follow these steps to change the authority:Log in to SSMS using Windows Authentication Navigate to Security->Logins Either double Click, or Right Click and select Properties on the user you're interested in . In the "Select a page" box, select "Server Roles" Make sure that the "sysadmin" role is selected Press Ok to save the change and close the dialog Exit SSMS Reopen SSMS and login as the User you wanted, and you should now have sufficient Privileges



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      if the database exists, membership of dbcreator role should be sufficient (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/t-sql/statements/restore-statements-transact-sql?view=sql-server-2017)


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        One simple way is backup by using T-SQL

        Create a Full Database Backup using Transact- SQL or T-SQL to restore the database from .BAK file

        1. Type the BACKUP DATABASE statement which creates Full Database Backup using following specifications:

          RESTORE DATABASE AdventureWorks FROM DISK = 'C:\AdventureWorks.BAK'

          • Name of Database to backup
          • Place where to write the Full Database backup
          • The Syntax for full DB-backup is:


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          Hi, 

          Kindly make sure change the DB to an offline or single user to restore properly some time if it's in use the backup will not restore.

          3ART TechnologiesRegards,
          Rashid Imran Bilgrami

          3ART Technologies
          Experts in Analysis, Design & Development for DNN and SharePoint Solution
          http://www.3art.tech


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            I have had no problem doing a db restore to a production SQL server by simply stopping the IIS service first. I also make sure the option to overwrite (replace) is set as part of the restore.
            Hope this helps.



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              If doing a restore to a different SQL Server (not the one backed up) e.g., restoring a staging SQL Server db to production SQL Server db or the other way the Login and dbUser GUIDs will not match. To correct that you will need to sync the user with the login by running the script:

              USE [database]
              GO
              EXEC sp_change_users_login 'update_one', '[loginname]', '[username]'
              GO 

              Generally the loginname and username will be the same.

              Hope this helps



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                Hi, 

                Kindly make sure change the DB to an offline or single user to restore properly some time if it's in use the backup will not restore.

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