Category Archives : Troubleshooting


Error: “The file … cannot be moved by this RESTORE operation.”

This morning, I was trying to restore a database from a SQL 2005 backup to a new server.  The restore involved a full backup and a differential.  I restored the full backup with NORECOVERY via SSMS, but when I tried to restore the differential, also via SSMS, I got this error: Okaaay.  I was a […]

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How is SQL Server using all that memory, anyway?

I want to stick with the subject of memory because I think it’s probably the most misunderstood (and sometimes downright mysterious) component of SQL Server. I know I, for one, could benefit from a better understanding of its inner workings. So today I’d like to share that little bit of code I mentioned last week, […]