I am new as a DBA. I want to ask. I want to create new log shipping a database 17815 from server primary to server secondary. I create new log shipping with right-click on database 17815. when I click ok, but I get this error

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: The file 'M:\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\PREUATPSSHSOH123CAB_Data.mdf' cannot be overwritten.  It is being used by database '13722'.

So what can I do? I was trying to restore manually with the restore command, and restore was successful. However, when I try to create new log shipping again, the error is the same.

  • Are you setting up log shipping between two servers? Use this to check what database is using the same file. Jun 22, 2021 at 9:45

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The problem is that the database 13722 is using the same data files. You have to rename the files of the 13722 database.

use this guide for file rename:


Always backup before this kind of changes!

  • Thanks for your answer. i am confusing why 13722 is using the same data files. cause name data files is different M:\MyData\17815_Data.mdf -> database 17815 M:\MyData\13722_Data.mdf -> database 13722 Jun 22, 2021 at 6:26
  • who is using this PREUATPSSHSOH123CAB_Data.mdf?
    – MBuschi
    Jun 22, 2021 at 6:28
  • i dont know why the error say "System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: The file 'M:\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\PREUATPSSHSOH123CAB_Data.mdf' cannot be overwritten. It is being used by database '13722'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)" sir Jun 22, 2021 at 6:30
  • can you share the logshipping script?
    – MBuschi
    Jun 22, 2021 at 6:32
  • this step that i use to create logshipping. 1. right click on database (on primary server) 2. click properties 3. click transaction log shipping, and edit backup setting, and another. Jun 22, 2021 at 7:21

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