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)

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Question by:psaini172000
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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

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This Solution only applies to SQL server 2000

Please advice
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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.
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  SQL Server 2000 is also on same machine
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Qlemo earned 500 total points
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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.
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by:Jim P.
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How are you doing the restore -- with the GUI?

Can we get screen shots?
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Some progress?

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