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Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

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File '%ls' is claimed by '%ls'(%d) and '%ls'(%d). The WITH MOVE clause can be used to relocate one or more files.

Attempting to use a file for more than one purpose.

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Another database is already using the file name.

Restore the database files to a different location. In a RESTORE statement, use a WITH MOVE clause to move each file. In SQL Server Management Studio, change the file locations in the Restore the database files as grid of the Restore Database Options dialog box. 

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