Error: 'System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: MDF File Cannot Be Overwritten. It Is in Use by Database $Name' When Restoring a Database in SQL Server

(Doc ID 2247514.1)

Last updated on MARCH 31, 2017

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to restore data from database A using the .bak file into a new empty database B, the following error occurs:


System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: The file 'C:\SQL Directory\DATA\A.mdf' cannot be overwritten. It is being used by database 'A'.


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