Rename VSS recovery not supported

Last post 11-11-2020, 3:32 AM by ohlssrog. 2 replies.
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  • Rename VSS recovery not supported
    Posted: 11-11-2020, 2:17 AM

    We want to rename a database within the recovery job, often get tickets there a database should be restored from a production sql to an dev sql and they want a new name on the restored db like db_test.

    When we create a restore job and run it commvault logs that this isnt supported to rename the files ony the path, see attachment png


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  • Re: Rename VSS recovery not supported
    Posted: 11-11-2020, 3:02 AM

    There are some limitations of using VSS SQL backup/restore.

    https://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=18139.htm

    VSS has the following restrictions:

    • During a restore operation, databases can be moved to a new location on the same SQL Server instance and renamed. Data files cannot be renamed.
    • To avoid potential issues with restore operations, make sure all database files are located under folders or directories and are not located on the root of the volume.
  • Re: Rename VSS recovery not supported
    Posted: 11-11-2020, 3:32 AM

    Ok thanks for reply, but why is it possible then to rename the files and database under Advcanced Restore option, under database and PhysicalPath columm you can rename the ldf and mdf files

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