sql server 2008 r2 > sql server 2008 - compatibility problem restoring

my local box is running r2 and the server is running the standard version of 2008

i want to get a database from my local box to the server however when i try i get the the comaptibility issue....because of different versions

i need to know the steps to get the database onto the server
I tried export data but i'm getting errors
i tried generate scripts but that had issues also

i'm looking for the steps or a tutorial in case i'm missing anything
thanks
websssCEOAsked:
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Alpesh PatelAssistant ConsultantCommented:
Please reduce the compatibility mode of Local box database to Standard 2008 version.

Backup it and restore to Server.
Rikin ShahMicrosoft Dynamics CRM ConsultantCommented:
Try this-
# Open SQL Server Management Studio R2
# Select your source Database
# Select Tasks>Generate Scripts.
# Select 'Script entire database and all database objects', press 'Next'
# Select 'Save to File' and click on the 'Advanced' button
# Select 'Script for Server Version' and select the version you want: 200/2005/2008
# Select 'Type of data to Script' and select Schema/Data/both
# Click 'OK',Next and do it!
# Copy the resulting file to the target machine with SQL 2008 [or whatever]
# Log onto your SQL Management Studio and open the copied .sql file... be aware that there may be limitations on the file size.
There may also be issues with the order that the .SQL file inserts the data into the target database and if there are FK constraints in place, this could be an issue.... simply re-order the insert lists.
# Once the .sql file is organised, parse it [just to sure], and then execute.

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kamindaCommented:
Rightclick on your database name on the SQL Server R2 box
Goto properties and then to options
From the compatibility level dropdown box select "SQL Server 2008"
Press Ok....

Now you can backup the database and restore it in your 2008 server.
Kobe_LenjouCommented:
The compatibility mode won't work. It's the backup file itsels that has a different version.

Actually you could try the 'move database' feature of SSIS.
websssCEOAuthor Commented:
worked!
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