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Restor back from SQL SERVER 2005  to SQL Server 2003

Posted on 2010-09-06
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Hi Experts,

I have back from SQL server 2005 which i have to restore on SQL Server 2003.

Is it possible ???

If yes please help
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If you meant SQL Server 2003 as 2008, then its possible and just follow the regular steps for Restore.
If you meant SQL Server 2003 as 2000, then its not possible to restore your *.bak file from SQL Server 2005.
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there is no sql server 2003. and I agree what rrjegan17  said.
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Sorry m confused.

I have sql running on windows server 2003
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ok..
What is the SQL Server version that is running on Windows Server 2003.
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And steps to restore a backup via SSMS here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms177429.aspx
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8.00.2039      SP4      Standard Edition
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No, you can't restore backup taken from 2005 and restore it in SQL Server 2000.
If you want to copy that database to SQL Server 2000, then you have to use Database Publishing Wizard from here

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=56e5b1c5-bf17-42e0-a410-371a838e570a&displaylang=en

to copy the data from SQL Server 2005 and run it in SQL Server 2000 on Windows Server 2003 machine.
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http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic407783-146-1.aspx

you can run sql 2005 database in sql server 2000 mode
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Thanks Guys !!!
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