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MSSQL: Add existing DB to Plesk

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by sdm-cs, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. sdm-cs

    sdm-cs Guest

    Hi all,

    I've been using Plesk 7.5 for Windows for a few months now, it's been great! However I now have the following problem, I really hope you can help me! :)

    One of our developers migrated one of our busiest web sites onto our Plesk web server but did not create the MSSQL database through Plesk, instead he just loaded a backup directly into Enterprise Manager which means Plesk doesn't have a clue it exists. I've tried creating it through Plesk web admin and it fails each time because the database already exists within MSSQL.

    I think that reads Ok, so if you have any idea how I get this database recognised by Plesk, that would be smashing, thanks!
  2. sergius

    sergius Golden Pleskian

    Nov 6, 2005
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    before create domains via Plesk and then restore databases over
  3. sdm-cs

    sdm-cs Guest

    I actually tried the following shortly after posting this (it worked!):
    • Detached the database in Enterprise Manager
    • Renamed the two files in the MSSQL data folder
    • Created the database in Plesk web admin
    • Detached the new database created by Plesk in Enterprise Manager
    • Removed those files from the MSSQL data folder
    • Named the original data files back to their original name
    • Attached the files to the database in Enterprise Manager
    • Created a user account for this database within Plesk web admin
    I think that's all I did, and it seems to be running fine now.

    Thanks! :)