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Hi everyone! I restore the database, but I'm having one error. This error is "Restore failed for Server WIN_64-PC\SQLEXPRESS" How do I rectify this error ?
Here is my code
public void Restore(string Servername, string DBname, string user, string pass, string path)
                Restore restore = new Restore();
                restore.Database = DBname;
                restore.Action = RestoreActionType.Database;

                BackupDeviceItem deviceitem = new BackupDeviceItem(path, DeviceType.File);

                ServerConnection connection = new ServerConnection(Servername, user, pass);
                Server server = new Server(connection);


                restore.ReplaceDatabase = true;
                restore.NoRecovery = true;

                restore.Complete += new ServerMessageEventHandler(Restore_Complete);
                restore.PercentComplete += new PercentCompleteEventHandler(CompletionsStatusInPercent);
                // perform  the restore

            catch (SmoException ex)
             catch (Exception ex)

        void Restore_Complete(object sender, ServerMessageEventArgs e)
            MessageBox.Show("Restore Complete !");
        void CompletionsStatusInPercent(object sender, PercentCompleteEventArgs args)
Updated 21-Aug-13 18:12pm
TryAndSucceed 21-Aug-13 12:08pm    
If I am not wrong, you said you want to restore Database but you are actually trying to restore Server.

See restore.SqlRestore(server)
vunguyen112 21-Aug-13 23:36pm    
Can you help me restore the database ?
thatraja 21-Aug-13 12:54pm    
Post complete error message(Update in your question)
vunguyen112 21-Aug-13 23:38pm    
This is error "Restore failed for Server Win64_pc/SQLEXPRESS"

1 solution

Hello Vunguyen112,

You can use SMO to achieve this. Following code snippet should get you started.
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server smoServer = new Server(new ServerConnection(server));

Database db = smoServer.Databases['DB_NAME'];
string dbPath = Path.Combine(db.PrimaryFilePath, 'DBFILE.MDF');
string logPath = Path.Combine(db.PrimaryFilePath, 'DB_LOG.LDF');
Restore restore = new Restore();
BackupDeviceItem deviceItem = new BackupDeviceItem('DRIVE:\MYDATABASE.BAK', DeviceType.File);
restore.Database = backupDatabaseTo;
restore.FileNumber = restoreFileNumber;
restore.Action = RestoreActionType.Database;
restore.ReplaceDatabase = true;

db = smoServer.Databases['DB_NAME'];

You need following references in your project.

  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended
  • Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc

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vunguyen112 22-Aug-13 1:39am    
I tried using your code, but still have the above error!
I do not know why! Please help me!
I am using sql server 2005
Prasad Khandekar 23-Aug-13 7:50am    
Can you post the stack trace?
vunguyen112 23-Aug-13 8:11am    
This error is "An unhandled exception of type 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.FailedOperationException' occurred in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll"
Prasad Khandekar 23-Aug-13 8:30am    
Use ex.ToString() in your code. It will print more details about the error.
vunguyen112 23-Aug-13 8:50am    
I'm sorry I'm not good at english !
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.FailedOperationException: Restore failed for Server 'WIN_64-PC\SQLEXPRESS'. ---> Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SmoException: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Exclusive access could not be obtained because the database is in use.
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.ExecutionManager.ExecuteNonQueryWithMessage(StringCollection queries, ServerMessageEventHandler dbccMessageHandler, Boolean errorsAsMessages)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.BackupRestoreBase.ExecuteSql(Server server, StringCollection queries)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Restore.SqlRestore(Server srv)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Restore.SqlRestore(Server srv)
at QLDienNuoc.Data_Access_Layer.RestoreDB.Restore(String Servername, String DBname, String user, String pass, String path, String Databasepath, String logpath) in e:\C#\QLDienNuoc\QLDienNuoc\Data Access Layer\RestoreDB.cs:line 59

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