SQL Server Error 3154: The backup set holds a backup of a database other than the existing database

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When you attempt to restore a database backup, you might get the error “The backup set holds a backup of a database other than the existing database”. The solution is simple, just add WITH REPLACE while running your restore script.

RESTORE DATABASE ProductionDB
FROM DISK = 'C:\ProdctionDB.bak' 
WITH REPLACE
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