Restore SQL Server database and overwrite existing database using WITH REPLACE


The RESTORE … WITH REPLACE option allows you to overwrite an existing database when doing a restore.

Msg 3159, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
The tail of the log for the database “AdventureWorks” has not been backed up. Use BACKUP LOG WITH NORECOVERY to backup the log if it contains work you do not want to lose. Use the WITH REPLACE or WITH STOPAT clause of the RESTORE statement to just overwrite the contents of the log.
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

Restore full backup using WITH REPLACE
The command below will restore the database and disregard any active data in the current transaction log.

RESTORE DATABASE AdventureWorks FROM DISK = 'C:\AdventureWorks.BAK'
WITH REPLACE
GO

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