I am using SQL Server 2014. I have a database but as the user deleted some records, I need to create another database with a different name and then transfer the data from the restored database to the current one.

I know I need to rename the restored database.

From my understanding, I also need to go to the Files page and then click on Relocate all files to folder.

In terms of renaming, do I need to rename both the Data file folder and the Log file folder?

Any assistance would help clarify

  • If you are placing the database in the same folder as the previous database you can just rename the physical files.
    – user507
    Commented Jul 15, 2015 at 19:55
  • This link might do help you: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa176752(v=sql.80).aspx its for SQL Server 2000 but might work for SQL Server 2014
    – user12964
    Commented Jul 15, 2015 at 20:02

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Perform a RESTORE FILELISTONLY first, so you understand the logical and physical names of the files.


From there, you just need to fill in the pertinent pieces here:

RESTORE DATABASE foo_copy FROM DISK = 'c:\temp\foo.bak'
  MOVE N'foo_data' TO 'c:\...\foo_copy.mdf',
  MOVE N'foo_log' TO 'c:\...\foo_copy.ldf';

In case it isn't clear: don't use the UI for this. Pointing and clicking is not something you can easily reproduce, document, or store in source control. It can be a useful way to generate the commands in some cases (using the handy Script button), but in the long run you're much better off knowing the commands the UI would have generated anyway.

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