Hello. I am a brand-new user of SQL Server 2014, and I am having trouble restoring a .bak file to a new database. Let me begin by stating that I am not using this for my current job. I simply purchased the software and begun an SQL online course to familiarize myself with the software in the hope of bolstering my resume. The course I am currently taking provided a .bak file to restore that contained a sample database so the students can follow along with the lessons. However, I attempted to restore the file by right-clicking the newly created database, selecting Tasks, and selecting Restore Database. I receive the following message: Restore of database 'sample' failed. An error message pop-up appears that states: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
Restore of database 'sample' failed. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.RelationalEngineTasks)
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: BACKUP LOG cannot be performed because there is no current database backup. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)
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I have absolutely no idea on how to resolve this as I have only been using SQL Server for the last two days. I asked for help on the course's forum, but have not received a reply. I figured I would seek assistance on this forum. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.