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RESTORE HEADERONLY FROM DISK = 'E:\backups\tracker.bak' returns a row, but when i try to use the backup to restore, it does not show any backup set info under "Specify the source and location of backup sets to restore" From Device:

the backup is zipped with sql 2008- could that be an issue?

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RESTORE VERIFYONLY FROM DISK = 'E:\backups\tracker.bak' gives
The backup set on file 1 is valid.
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Have you tried doing actually doing a restore database SQL command against it as it could be the gui acting up...
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OK- the code seems to be running.. will take a while.. will update you.

my version is 10.0.4000.0 (X64)- that should not be a problem, should it?
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yes - restore command worked (on same backup file).. is there any setting that needs turned on for gui?
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Not that i know of, may just be a some sort of escape character missing from somewhere..... Its always best to know the actual commands rather than just doing it through the gui...
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>>may just be a some sort of escape character missing from somewhere...

if i choose a 2005 normal backup, it picks it up fine, but a compressed 2008 backup, it shows blank. my ssms is 2005 sp3- could that be?
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Yes that will be why. Compressed backups only came along in SQL 2008.
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thanks for your help.
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