not able to restore from data set on sql server 2005

Posted on 2009-04-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am trying to restore a data sent from production envoriment to test envoriment SQL Server rasing following error.
we are using SQL server 2005 on win 2003 on both envoriments.

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)
Too many backup devices specified for backup or restore; only 64 are allowed.
RESTORE HEADERONLY is terminating abnormally. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 3205)
For help, click:

Open in new window

Question by:psaini172000
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:udaya kumar laligondla
ID: 24071720 specific for SQL 2005 but, it looks like your  production envoriment is running latest SQL 2005 service pack than test envoriment.
upgrade the test environment and you will be able to restore

Author Comment

ID: 24105465
This Solution only applies to SQL server 2000

Please advice
LVL 69

Expert Comment

ID: 24125667
Any chance a MSSQL 2000 instance is running on the test box, and used in error instead of the 2005 one? All references to this error message point to MSSQL 2000 restoring a 2005 backup, or MSSQL servers with different Service Pack level.
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.


Author Comment

ID: 24128859
  SQL Server 2000 is also on same machine
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

Qlemo earned 500 total points
ID: 24128867
Try to stop that MSSQL 2000 (temporary), and then restore. It should work then, or give an error about not being able to connect to the instance.
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Jim P.
ID: 24138736
How are you doing the restore -- with the GUI?

Can we get screen shots?
LVL 69

Expert Comment

ID: 24163473
Some progress?

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

VeeamĀ® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article I will describe the Copy Database Wizard method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
In this article we will get to know that how can we recover deleted data if it happens accidently. We really can recover deleted rows if we know the time when data is deleted by using the transaction log.
Viewers will learn how to use the INSERT statement to insert data into their tables. It will also introduce the NULL statement, to show them what happens when no value is giving for any given column.
Viewers will learn how to use the SELECT statement in SQL and will be exposed to the many uses the SELECT statement has.

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question