By ronen ariely on
* This post base on a question asked at the MSDN forums in this link.
In order to restore the database in the same instance with the original database, we need to (1) move the restored database files to new location, since two files cannot have the same path in windows operating system. (2) we must change the DIRECTORY_NAME for the Filetable data, since it is instance level element and it must be unique in this SQL Server instance.
We can configure the new path for the restored files using simple command "restore... with move <original path> to <new path>" for each file, but there is no built-in option to configure the DIRECTORY_NAME at the same time during restore. Well... In this post I will show step by step a simple procedure to restore the database as a new database on the same instance as the original database.