I have a VB.NET application that needs to backup a database then restore to a new database in the same Server as I am upgrading an application and I want to retain the existing database.

I create a blank database using the following:

cmdSA.CommandText = "CREATE DATABASE [newDatabase]"

I then backup the oldDataBase and attempt to restore the backup to the newDatabase with the following code:

cmd.CommandText = "BACKUP DATABASE [" & txtOldCatalog.Text & "] TO DISK='" & buName & "'"
x = cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()

With cmdSA
     .CommandText = "USE [" & txtNewCatalog.Text & "]"
     .CommandText = "RESTORE FILELISTONLY FROM DISK='" & buName & "'"
     .CommandText = "USE master"
     .CommandText = "RESTORE DATABASE [" & txtNewCatalog.Text & "] FROM DISK='" & buName & "' WITH " _
             & "MOVE '" & mdfName & "' TO '" & newMDFName & "', " _
             & "MOVE '" & logName & "' TO '" & newLogName & "', REPLACE"
End With

The CommandText for the RESTORE DATABASE resolves to:

RESTORE DATABASE [newDatabase] FROM DISK='C:\Development\Upgrade_to_V6\bin\Debug\oldDataBase_8_54_49.bak' 
WITH MOVE 'oldDataBase_Data' TO 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.2\MSSQL\DATA\newDatabase.mdf', 
MOVE 'oldDataBase_Log' TO 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.2\MSSQL\DATA\newDatabase_Log', REPLACE

When it executes I get the following error message:

Logical file 'oldDataBase_Data' is not part of database 'newDatabase'. Use RESTORE FILELISTONLY to list the logical file names.
RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

Can anyone tell me how to achieve what I need.


Solved it - my bad (lack of understanding).
In the MOVE I was using the physical 'filename' not the logical 'name'.

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