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But it fails. I get the following message text.
Can anyone help me please. I thought restoring a 2008 database to the later version 2012 would be possible.
Here is the error message. Thanks.
TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
Restore of database failed. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.RelationalEngineTasks)
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: The database was backed up on a server running version 8.00.2039. That version is incompatible with this server, which is running version 11.00.3128. Either restore the database on a server that supports the backup, or use a backup that is compatible with this server. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)
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Also keep in mind that Enterprise Edition functionality if it has been used, you won't be able to restore to an express version
Also Express only supports up to a certain size, if the DB is 200 GB, you won't be able to restore it either
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But the point stands, SQL Server 2000 database can not be directly restored on SQL Server 2012 (and sometimes it's a PITA).
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