SQL Server 2005: How To Restore a Database from a Backup


SQL Server 2005: How To Restore a Database from a Backup

Posted February 7, 2007 by Rob Rogers in Database

Your database is down, your users are in a panic, what do you do. If you have been performing routine backups of your database, you can restore it to the point of the most recent backup. To restore your database, follow these steps:

1. Open SQL Server 2005 Management Studio.

2. Connect to the appropriate server.

4. Right-click the desired database, mouseover Tasks. mouseover Restore and select Database .

5. The Restore Database window will appear.

6. Ensure that the correct database name appears in the To database field. If not, select it from the dropdown.

7. Under Source for restore. select the From device radio button.

8. Click the button next to the textbox to select the device to restore from.

9. The Specify Backup window will appear.

10. Click Add and locate and select the backup file from the Locate Backup File Window. Click OK.

11. Under Select the backup sets to restore. select all three backups (full, transaction log, and differential).

12. In the left pane, select Options .

13. Under Recovery state. ensure that the Restore with Recovery radio button is selected.

14. Click OK to begin restoring the database.

15. Once the restore is complete, a notification box will appear. Click OK to close the box. You have now restored your database to the most recent state.

I taken backup of database from Sql server 2005 from other PC and try to Restore it on my PC. Both having Windows authentication. But i am facing following error

System.Data.Sqlclient.sqlError:The media set has 2 media families but only 1 are provided.All member must be provided.(Microsoft.Sqlserver.Smo).

IS it problem of Ownar. because owanr of .bak file is different from where i try to restore it.

This is not the problem of owner, it is just because while selecting the restoring device there must be two paths (1. Default by Microsoft, 2. Given by you).
So delete the default path given by SQL Server itself, so it remains only one path that is given by you.
Do let me know in case this doesn t work also

i have stored mdf file and ldf file in dotnet solution file. i have copied my project from another system. i have to restore the database inorder to run my dotnet project.
i have followed your procedure, but when i click the ok button, it shows error.

please help me .

How To attach database sql

mdf and ldf files are not sql2005 based. its sql 2000. so install that and not need to restore. you right click the database in enterprise manager in sql2000..attach the MDF file from location. then run the program

Great step by step guidance. Worked a treat for me who is a complete novice

i need to restore my database in sql server 2005 and as i follow the procedure above there still an error. it shows this:

system.data.sqlclient.sqlerror:directory lookup the file C:program filesmicrosoft sql serverMSSQLDATASTUDENTS INFOREMATION.MDF failed with the operating system error 3(the system cannot findthe path specified.).(microsoft.sqlserver.express.smo)

im using windows 7 and visual studio 2008

while restoring my bakup file in MS SQL 2005 it gives

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Directory lookup for the file c:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQL.1MSSQLDATAtest_infoguideDatabase.mdf failed with the operating system error 3(The system cannot find the path specified.). (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

Me too findind this error while restoration what does it means plz suggest any suitable way to remove this

i restore my database in sqlserver after restore default it display some path(D:\OTHERS\PROJECTS\TENDERMANAGEMENTSYSTEM\APP_DATA\TMSDATABASE.MDF) but i store my db in some other location..

plz help me how to clear this error

sql server by default provides some path u can restore ur db in ur own location jst click on that path and specify ur own path.


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Habitat For Humanity San Bernardino Area – Affordable Housing For All


Our Mission:

Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area, Inc. is a faith based non-profit organization with the mission of eliminating poverty housing. We plan to achieve this mission by providing decent, affordable housing for low-income families by bringing together the necessary volunteers, experienced help, suppliers, city and government agencies, and families to form partnerships in an atmosphere of God’s love for all people.

The organization is based on Christian principles and is open to everyone regardless of faith, including the Board of Directors, partner families and volunteers. Habitat is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation and is included in group exemption number 8545.

Since the affiliate was incorporated in 1992, the organization has built or rehabilitated 29 homes in Redlands, San Bernardino, Fontana, Loma Linda, Colton, Yucaipa and Highland, providing housing for more than 150 individuals.

A Hand Up, Not a Handout

This is not a giveaway program. Selected local families who receive homes must partner with Habitat and:

  • Contribute 500 hours of sweat equity by participating in the actual construction of their own house and other Habitat projects;
  • Make a 1% down payment including closing costs (approximately $1500 total);
  • Pay approximately $500 – $700 per month for combined mortgage, tax, and insurance payments. These figures are based on an interest free loan over a period of 20 years;
  • Share their story through the media.

Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area, Inc. is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). Founded by Millard and Linda Fuller, HFHI and its affiliates – in more than 3,000 communities in 87 countries – have built and sold more than 500,000 homes since its inception about 30 years ago.

The affiliate in the San Bernardino area was started by a group of citizens who were concerned about the number of families living at the poverty level and spending a large portion of their income on housing. These families find it difficult or impossible to qualify for conventional loan programs.

More than a quarter of the residents in San Bernardino County live at or below the poverty level. With a population of 210,000, 47% of the renters in the metropolitan area of San Bernardino have “worst case” housing needs. These households have income levels below 50% of the area’s median incomes, spend more than 50% of their income on rent, and are living in substandard housing.

Many homes in the San Bernardino area have been abandoned or boarded up, communities have become centers for crime and targets for vandalism, and more than 10,000 families in San Bernardino alone await housing assistance (from HUD). Habitat for Humanity’s philosophy is that everyone deserves a decent place to live. The organization recognizes that some families need a “hand up” and not a “hand out”; handouts are an unsustainable and short-term solution to a long-term problem. Habitat offers a “hand up” through a comprehensive program that encourages self-help and community awareness. Habitat homeowners are offered classes on home maintenance, repairs, finance, and budgeting to assist them with the transition to a fresh and sustainable lifestyle.

A sponsor is assigned to each family to help them with any difficulty that they may have with the adjustment to their new home. These sponsors visit the home regularly and provide advice.

Habitat has noticed the following results from its program:

  • Families and neighborhoods take pride in themselves;
  • 35% of homeowners report an improvement in children’s grades;
  • The school attendance and participation of homeowners’ children improved;
  • 68% of homeowners reported an improvement in their family’s finances;
  • Diverse groups come together to achieve common goals, thus unifying the community;
  • Individuals and groups experienced the joy of making a difference;
  • The community gains productive homeowners who pay taxes and support it.


Donate a car in the San Bernardino Area to Habitat for Humanity to help build strength and stability for local families. It’s quick and easy! Click here to Learn more .


Each and every donation, whether monetary or material, helps to create a life altering influence for the new Habitat for Humanity homeowner. We are grateful for the donations we receive and for the generosity of every donor for giving hard working families the opportunity to give their families a more secure future. Your donations help create security in home ownership, change the lives of families, and will have an impact on generations to come .


Thanks to all of the men and women who have volunteered their time and energy to help in building a Habitat For Humanity Home. Volunteers are the heart of our program. Donating your time and talents means you’ve prioritized helping others in your community and that is what humanity is all about. You are an awesome example of doing EVERYTHING you can to help! Your Generosity is always recognized! Thank You! We aren’t just looking for people to swing hammers, bring your skill-set, click More!


We offer a Hand Up Not a Hand Out and for this reason we feel a true partnership with our Habitat for Humanity homeowners! We create this partnership with hardworking families by pooling resources together, creating an opportunity to transform lives! It is a true, collaborative work in progress, where families participate in the process, which in turn gives them a true sense of pride in ownership of their new home! We look forward to connecting with more families and together we’ll create a dream come true!


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How to restore Windows Server 2003 system files #server # #r


How to restore Windows Server 2003 system files

There are multiple solutions for this:

    Extract the file using the automated System File Checker

    1. Click Start Run
    2. In the Run dialog box, type the following text:

The Windows File Protection dialog box appears and a system scan begins.
You may have to insert your Windows installation CD.

  • Follow the prompts.

    • Use the System Configuration utility to restore a system file(s)

        1. Insert your Windows Server 2003 installation disk into your CD drive or DVD drive.
        2. Click Start Run
        3. In the Run dialog box, type the following text:
    • Click OK .
    • On the General tab, click Expand File .
    • In the File to restore box, type the name of the file you want to expand.
      • Or, to locate the file you want to replace, click Browse File. and then click Open .
    • In the Restore from box, type the path from which to restore the file.
      • Or, to locate the source file you want to expand on your Windows Server 2003 installation disk, click Browse From. and then click Open .
    • If the Save file in box is not already populated from step 4, type the path to which you want the file to be restored.
      • Or, to locate the destination folder you want to expand the file into, click Browse To. and then click OK .
    • Click Expand .

      Use Expand.exe at a command prompt to restore a system file(s)

        1. Insert your Windows Server 2003 installation disk into your CD drive or DVD drive.
        2. Click Start Run
        3. In the Run dialog box, type the following text:


    • Click OK .
    • In the command prompt type the following:
    • Press ENTER .
    • At the command prompt, type:

      expand -r source destination

      Where source is the path to the file that you want to expand on the Windows Server 2003 installation disk, and destination is the path to the location where you want to save the file,

      • EXAMPLE:
        expand –r D:\i386\sfc.dl_ %systemroot%\system32
      • Press ENTER .

    How To Restore Windows 10 To An Earlier Date #how #to


    How To Restore Windows 10 To An Earlier Date

    We have already discussed about creating a manual system restore point as well as system image backup in Windows 10. In this guide, we will see how to restore Windows 10 to an earlier date with the help of a previously created restore point.

    NOTE 1: When you restore Windows 10 to a previous date, your documents, pictures, and other files will be preserved.

    NOTE 2: Programs installed after the creation of selected restore point will be deleted or uninstalled.

    NOTE 3: Programs updated after the creation of selected restore point will be restored back to the previous version and will not be uninstalled.

    Restoring Windows 10 system to a previous date

    Step 1: Type Sysdm.cpl either in Start menu search box or Run command box and then press Enter key to open System Properties.

    Step 2: Once System Properties dialog is opened, switch to System Protection tab.

    Step 3: Under Protection Settings section, make sure that the protection for the system drive (Windows 10 drive) is turned on. Next, under System Restore section, click the button labelled System Restore to open System Restore wizard.

    Step 4: Click Next button to view all recently created restore points.

    NOTE: If you recently performed a system restore using a restore point, you will get the following screen instead of the above screen with an option to undo the system restore. You need to select Choose a different restore point and then click Next button to view all restore points.

    Step 5: If all restore points are not visible, click the option labelled Show more restore points to view all restore points.

    As you can see in the picture above, latest restore point appears at the top and with date, time and description.

    It’s a good idea to know what all programs will be uninstalled when you restore your system using a specific date. To know affected programs, select the restore point that you want to use to restore your system, and then click Scan for affected programs .

    As you can see, Windows will display all programs and drivers that will be deleted when you restore your system using the selected restore point. If a program is updated post creating a restore point, the previous version of the program will be restored.

    For instance, if you were running Firefox 42 while creating a restore point and updated the same to version 43.0 after some time, Windows will restore Firefox 42 when you restore using the selected restore point. Not a big deal as you can easily update programs and drivers to the latest version with a few clicks.

    Step 6: Select the restore point which you would like to use to restore Windows 10, and then click Next button.

    Step 7: Finally, click Finish button to begin restoring your Windows 10 to the selected restore point.

    Your PC will automatically reboot to begin the restore process. This might take up to 20 minutes depending on the number of programs and settings to be restored.

    Once done, you will see “System Restore completed successfully” message on your desktop. That’s it!


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    Habitat for Humanity Indiana #habitat #for #humanity #restore #san #diego


    Indiana Legislature’s 2017 charity of choice

    Find a Restore

    Find An Affiliate


    The first ever Statehouse build was a huge success! Thank you to all who supported our mission and helped build ebony’s new home!

    We are thrilled to share 62 legislators and 60 Indiana Statehouse staff members participated in the first ever Statehouse Build! This will be Ebony’s first time buying a home for herself and her 8-year-old daughter, Kaliyah. Ebony is currently a medical assistant and plans to attend nursing school in the future. She has worked very hard and has taken 3 jobs, at one point, to improve her credit so that she could qualify for a 0% interest loan to purchase a Habitat home. Thanks again to all who supported this wonderful project and the Habitat mission!

    Who We Are: Habitat for Humanity of Indiana is a State Support Organization (SSO) that supports 59 Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the state of Indiana through advocacy, training and resource development as well as disaster preparedness response and recovery.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Habitat for Humanity

    What is Habitat for Humanity?

    Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing around the world. To accomplish our mission, people of all backgrounds, races and religions build houses together in fraternal partnership with families in need. Habitat homes are sold with 0% interest mortgages so that homes are affordable to very low income families, for most of them, it is their only opportunity to own their own home.

    How does Habitat provide affordable housing?

    Habitat is able to make housing affordable because of community support. Homeowners and construction volunteers build under trained supervision and contribute thousands of hours of labor to further reduce home building costs. Individuals, corporations, faith groups, and others provide donations that make up the vital financial support needed to build these homes.

    How do I become a homeowner?

    Habitat affiliates all use the same 3 basic criteria in determining who will get a home. These criteria are: Need, Ability to Pay, and a Willingness to Partner. Contact your local Habitat affiliate to see how you may qualify for housing in your area.

    What is the Habitat ReStore?

    Many Habitat affiliates have opened stores where they take new or used items that they sell to help make money to build more homes for families in need. The program is great because it provides a funding stream for our housing ministry as well as providing a recycling aspect to what we do. Many donors of items feel good knowing their used equipment will help another family find a decent home with Habitat. If you are interested in donating materials or would like to shop at one of our ReStores, please check the map on this website to find a store near you.

    There are many ways to get involved with Habitat for Humanity, you just simply need to make the call. Find your local affiliate and see how you can:

    1) Donate to Habitat for Humanity
    2) Volunteer to help with construction or help on a committee
    3) Provide in-kind gifts or lunches for the construction site


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    What is a Data Backup? WinZip #winzip, #data, #backup, #restore, #differential,


    What is a Data Backup?

    A WinZip Pro license is required to use WinZip Backups

    This article may be useful to anyone considering any type of data backup. The included information, however, is specific to WinZip Backups.

    A data backup is the result of copying or archiving files and folders for the purpose of being able to restore them in case of data loss.

    Data loss can be caused by many things ranging from computer viruses to hardware failures to file corruption to fire, flood, or theft (etc). If you are responsible for business data, a loss may involve critical financial, customer, and company data. If the data is on a personal computer, you could lose financial data and other key files, pictures, music, etc that would be hard to replace.

    As part of a data backup plan, you should consider the following:

    • What data (files and folders) to backup
    • What compression method to use
    • How often to run your backups
    • What type of backups to run*
    • What kind of media on which to store the backups
    • Where to store the backup data for safekeeping

    *For information about types of backups to consider, along with examples of possible data backup strategies, see Backup types and strategy examples. You may also want to see the scenarios listed in Restoring Data from Backups .

    What data should I back up?

    In general, you should back up any work or data that can’t be replaced easily. Some examples are word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases (for financial data), customer data, and personal files such as pictures, music files, emails, etc.

    As a rule of thumb, do not backup programs or system folders. Programs will need to be reinstalled before you can run them and system folders can be restored from your operating system install disc. Be sure to save program installation discs, operating system discs, and registration information in a safe place. If you have downloaded any of your applications, you should save the install files whenever possible.

    What compression method should I use?

    You can use Best method compression with any or your backups. This will insure that your Zip files will be as small as possible. If you have a preferred compression method or if you would like the Zip files to be created more quickly, you have the option to choose a different method.

    Please keep in mind that some files won’t compress very much. For backups that include highly compressed files, such as music files, video files, and many install files, you may want to choose a compression method of Super fast or even No compression. These will be much quicker at creating your Zip file backups.

    How often should I run my backups?

    The frequency to run your backups depends on how often the data changes.

    • Business data that changes frequently may need daily or hourly backups
    • Data that changes every few days might use a weekly or even monthly backup
    • For some data, you might run your backup whenever you make a change

    WinZip Backups allow you to schedule your backups to run automatically at specified times, so that you don’t have to remember to run them manually. However, you may want to get in the habit of running certain backups, like a backup of your pictures, manually right after you add new files.

    What kind of media should I use and where should I store my backups?

    We won’t fully address these two questions since they are beyond the scope of WinZip. However, you can store your backup Zip files on any file storage media you have available. The most common examples for a home user would be an additional local hard drive, an external hard drive, optical discs (CDs, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs), or flash drives. Keep in mind that you should not store backups on the same hard drive as the files that you’re backing up. If you do and anything happens to that hard drive, you will have lost both the originals and the backups. The wizard used for WinZip Backups makes it easy to create archives on another hard drive, a network folder, a cloud service, or on optical discs.

    A best practice for storing backups is to keep a copy of the backup files on-site (in your home or office) for easy access and a copy off-site in case of fire, flood, or other damage to your location which could damage or destroy the on-site backup copy.

    If you have any questions, please email Technical Support .


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    USB Hard Drive Data Recovery Software for Win and Mac PCs


    USB Hard Drive Recovery Software

    How to perform external/USB hard drive data recovery?

    Did you lose some of your important files or folders from USB hard drive? Thinking about any method which can help you to implement USB hard drive recovery? No need to worry. USB Hard Drive Recovery software allows users to easily restore USB hard drive data that are lost or deleted due to some reason with great ease.

    Nowadays, losing files from USB hard disk is quite common. No matter how careful we are about the files that are stored on the USB hard disk, chances of data loss still exist. After losing the files, instead of worrying about the files, if you spend some time on thinking about how to recover external USB hard drive which are lost or deleted from USB hard disk, then you will get abundant of approaches. One best technique among all of them is using an efficient USB Hard Drive Recovery tool. It will get back your lost or deleted files without harming the stored information within a few simple mouse clicks.

    There are numerous factors which are responsible for the loss of your important files from USB hard disk. Some of the most common data loss circumstances are detailed below.

    • Sometimes when you connect the USB hard disk to computer, it will ask you, like, “Do you want to format it now?” If such state of affair if you accidentally press the format button, then external hard disk drive containing your important files will be washed away immediately. In such instances, if user doesn’t have the backup of the files and folders which were saved over USB drive then he/she has to forfeit his/her important files.
    • Accidental deletion is the most common cause of data loss from USB hard drive. Sometimes while deleting useless files from storage space, if you accidentally delete some of your important files then critical loss of data is definite.
    • One of the other common instances for file loss from USB drive is due to file system corruption. Any of the USB drives can get corrupted due to different reasons such as improper ejection of the drive, virus intrusion, error while changing file system of the drive, and different others. In each of these state of affair all the files present on the drive get unreachable and only way left to make use of the USB drive any further is resetting the file system of the USB drive, which would eventually mean losing large amount of data.
    • Besides all of the stated scenarios, there are few other factors then cause loss of files from USB hard drive. A few of such scenarios are deletion of files due to third party software, deletion of hard drive partition, error while creating partition on USB drive, impact of some malfunctioning software, etc.

    Each of the above mentioned data loss scenarios over USB hard drive can be easily handled by just making use of this USB Hard Drive Recovery software. Recovery is possible using this USB hard disk data recovery software because of the fact that when any of the file is erased or lost from the saved location only its details are cleared from file system. Hence, in order to perform USB hard drive recovery, this tool just needs to rebuild pointers of respective files. These files remain at the saved memory space as long as they aren’t overwritten by any other new file or folder.

    Why should we opt for USB Hard Drive Recovery tool?

    • This USB HDD recovery tool contains a strong inbuilt scanning algorithm which is specially designed to recover corrupted USB hard drive data. To know more about it visit here: http://www.usbharddriverecovery.net/corrupted.html
    • It provides an efficient save recovery session option in order to avoid re-scanning of USB hard disk.
    • Comes up with a strong file preview option which helps you to view the retrieved files before their USB hard disk data recovery.
    • It can also be used to restore USB hard drive from all major brands of USB hard drives along with Seagate USB HDD recovery. To know more about Seagate hard drive data recovery, you can refer this page.
    • By usage of this USB hard drive data recovery software any of you can create the disk images in order to avoid bad sectors on USB hard disk.
    • Facilitates with an advanced option to add/edit the file signatures in case if they are not listed during the data recovery process.

    Note: While choosing recovery software you need to be very suspicious, because sometimes using wrong recovery tool might lead to unrecoverable loss of data. And always use the trial version of the recovery tool to check the efficiency of data recovery.

    Supported USB Flash Drives: LaCie (CooKey, XtremKey, FastKey, iamaKey), SanDisk (Ultra, Blade, Cruzer), Kingston (HyperX, DataTraveler), Corsair (Survivor, Padlock, Voyager), Transcend (JetFlash), Sony (Micro Vault, Tiny, Click), HP, Seatech, IronKey, Panda, Lexar (JumpDrive, Echo), Centon, Imation (Swivel, Defender, Clip), HDE, Patriot, Emtec, Toshiba, ADATA, T J, Verbatim, Super Talent, Mimoco


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