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Hi All,

I would like to restore database using RESTORE DATABASE ... REPLACE command.
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I would like to close all existing connections to specific database before running RESTORE DATABASE ... REPLACE command.
I can do closing from Management Studio using checkbox "Close Existing Connection" when deleting database. Actually I need to do the same but from script.

Please advice me how to do it.

Thanks in advance,

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