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  1. Install Microsoft SQL Management Studio, which you can download for free from Microsoft’s website: …
  2. Open Microsoft SQL Management Studio.
  3. Backup original database to . …
  4. Create empty database with new name (clone). …
  5. Click to clone database and open restore dialog (see image)

How do I clone a SQL Server database?


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Databases.
  2. Click the Databases tab. …
  3. Click the database that you want to clone. …
  4. Determine the backup that you want to clone. …
  5. Click Instant clone. …
  6. From the Destination server list, select the SQL Server client where the software creates the clone.

Can I copy and paste a SQL database?

You can use the Copy Database Wizard to copy or move databases between servers or to upgrade a SQL Server database to a later version. For more information, see Use the Copy Database Wizard. To copy an entire database, you can use the BACKUP and RESTORE Transact-SQL statements.

Can you clone a database?

Database cloning is the process of creating a point-in-time copy of a production database or its backup set. Cloned databases can be used for multiple purposes: During application development cycles for testing functionality that has to be implemented using the current database structure and content.

How do I copy SQL database from one computer to another?

Using SQL Server Management Studio, here are the steps:

  1. Right-click the database and select Tasks | Backup.
  2. Make sure that the Backup type is Full.
  3. Click Add and specify the location and backup name.
  4. Copy the created backup file to another computer.

What is SQL clone?

SQL Clone is a database provisioning tool that lets you create full copies of SQL Server databases and backups in seconds, using around 40 MB of disk space per clone.

How do I create a new database from an existing SQL Server database?

To create a development database

  1. In SQL Server Object Explorer, under the SQL Server node, expand your connected server instance.
  2. Right-click the Databases node and select Add New Database.
  3. Rename the new database to TradeDev.
  4. Right-click the Trade database in SQL Server Object Explorer, and select Schema Compare.

How do I move a SQL database from one server to another?

Open SQL Server Management Studio and follow the steps:

  1. Right-click on the database and select Tasks > Copy Database…
  2. Select a source server by entering the source server name. …
  3. Enter the destination server name and apply the authentication information this time.

How do I copy a database on the same server?

How to copy a database on the same SQL server

  1. step: Make a back up of your source database. Click on the desired database and choose “Backup” under tasks.
  2. step: Use copy only or use a full backup. …
  3. step: Use “Restore” to create a new database. …
  4. step: Choose the copy-only backup and choose a new name.