Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Restore failed - Exclusive access could not be obtained because the database is in use

Error: Restore failed for Server 'ServerName\InstanceName'.  System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Exclusive access could not be obtained because the database is in use. 


TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
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Restore failed for Server 'ServerName\InstanceName'.  (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=10.50.1600.1+((KJ_RTM).100402-1539+)&EvtSrc=Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.ExceptionTemplates.FailedOperationExceptionText&EvtID=Restore+Server&LinkId=20476

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Exclusive access could not be obtained because the database is in use. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=10.50.1600.1+((KJ_RTM).100402-1539+)&LinkId=20476


Solution
Try running any of this command and then try to restore.

ALTER DATABASE MyDatabaseName SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE 

ALTER DATABASE MyDatabaseNameSET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK AFTER 30 

ALTER DATABASE MyDatabaseName SET SINGLE_USER WITH NO_WAIT

ALTER DATABASE MyDatabaseName SET MULTI_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE;

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