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Apologies for aksing what might be a very simple question, but can I backup a database and ignore the databases FTI catalog?

These backups will be restored to a different server and the FTI Catalog isn't necessarry.



Folks, I eventually gave up on this and came at the problem from a completely different direction, one which doesn't involve backing up and restoring the database.

Thanks again.

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Only if you drop the full text catalog first. If you try to fake it out you will get errors like this

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