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Restore database losing views

A process that is run requires us to have 2 snapshots of data at different points in time to use to compare data. To do this we use Redgate's data compare which works perfectly. The script I am writing takes the current database, backs it up and restores it (with move) to the previous database, then we have another script that creates the new database. I have then written a script to take the views from the previous database (taken from a restore of current) and scripts them into the current database. I have tested my code that creates the views and that works fine so I think the issue must be with my backup and restore. The script I'm using for this is: BACKUP DATABASE Standard_ASCII_8_5_Current TO DISK = 'D:\AABackups\NewStandard_ASCII_8_5_Current.bak' WITH INIT go PRINT 'Drop previous database' -- Drop the old 'Previous' database DROP DATABASE Standard_ASCII_8_5_Previous USE master -- Restore database with move option PRINT 'Restoring databases' RESTORE DATABASE Standard_ASCII_8_5_Current FROM DISK = 'D:\AABackups\Standard_ASCII_8_5_Current.BAK' WITH MOVE 'Standard_ASCII_8_5_Current' TO 'D:\AABackups\Standard_ASCII_8_5_Previous.MDF', MOVE 'Standard_ASCII_8_5_Current_log' TO 'D:\AABackups\Standard_ASCII_8_5_Previous_Log.LDF', REPLACE -- rename database PRINT 'Renaming database' USE master; GO --EXEC sp_dboption Standard_ASCII_8_5_Current, 'Single User', True --GO EXEC sp_renamedb 'Standard_ASCII_8_5_Current', 'Standard_ASCII_8_5_Previous' GO --EXEC sp_dboption Standard_ASCII_8_5_Previous, 'Single User', False --GO -- rename the logical file names PRINT 'rename the logical files' ALTER DATABASE Standard_ASCII_8_5_Previous MODIFY FILE (NAME = Standard_ASCII_8_5_Current, Newname = Standard_ASCII_8_5_Previous) ALTER DATABASE Standard_ASCII_8_5_Previous MODIFY FILE (NAME = Standard_ASCII_8_5_Current_log, Newname = Standard_ASCII_8_5_Previous_log) The views do not appear in the previous database which I would expect as that has come from a restore from Current. Any ideas greatfully received. Many thanks
sql-server-2005sqlbackuprestoreviews
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Can you try this script and see how the FORMAT option works and then see if the backup volume you are creating has more than one backup set in it ? BACKUP DATABASE [AdventureWorks] TO DISK = N'C:\temp\AW.bak' WITH NAME='A backup', STATS=5 go BACKUP DATABASE [AdventureWorks] TO DISK = N'C:\temp\AW.bak' WITH NAME='Another backup', STATS=5 go RESTORE HEADERONLY FROM DISK = N'c:\temp\AW.bak' GO BACKUP DATABASE [AdventureWorks] TO DISK = N'C:\temp\AW.bak' WITH FORMAT, NAME='A new backup', STATS=5 GO RESTORE HEADERONLY FROM DISK = N'c:\temp\AW.bak' GO BACKUP DATABASE [AdventureWorks] TO DISK = N'C:\temp\AW.bak' WITH init, NAME='Another new backup', STATS=5 GO RESTORE HEADERONLY FROM DISK = N'c:\temp\AW.bak' GO I think you may be accessing a previous backup of the database...
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Many thanks that's done it. It needed the With Format.
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