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    Question:

    I am trying to Restore an existing Database from a .BAK file but it fails stating the issue below, why is this?

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    Answer:

    To resolve this issue, you simply need to tick the Overwrite Existing Database (with REPLACE) option in the Options page -

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    Now when you run the RESTORE, the .BAK file is used to overwrite the existing Database successfully.

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