Backup/Restore a DB from Microsoft SQL Enterprise Manager to SQL Server Management Studio Express

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Hi Is it possible to copy a DB from a server that has a genuin SQL Enterprise Manager to a server that has SQL Server Management Studio Express installed? Both servers are on the same net. I get following error when trying: Restore failed for Server 'PROGTSTSQLEXPRESS'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Express.Smo) System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: The backup set holds a backup of a database other than the existing 'SpiraTest' database. ??
ASKED: August 28, 2008  12:12 PM
UPDATED: August 29, 2008  6:02 AM

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Yes you can. SQL Server 2005 (including express) will within the throw an error message when trying to restore over an existing database unless you check the Replace Existing check box on the options tab of the restore window. When using the RESTORE DATABASE command you need to use the WITH REPLACE option to avoid the error.

This is to prevent people from accidentally restoring the database when they don’t mean to.

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