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Restoring MSSQL2000 .bk file to MSSQL2005

Posted on 2011-09-15
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I am attempting to restore a MSSQL2000 .bk file to a local instance of MSSQL2005, but seem to be getting a header error:

 Screen-shot of error.
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Question by:TATech
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by:TATech
ID: 36546029
Here's the process I went through:

Right click Databases
Restore Database
From Device: File
Select File
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by:Kevin Cross
ID: 36546309
Do you have the SQL 2000 system still up and running? Maybe you can trying doing the BACKUP again. Try picking a name without special characters just in case and use .BAK extension, i.e., DB20110915.BAK. Probably not the issue, but to be safe. While doing the BACKUP, please ensure that the backup type is FULL and component selected is DATABASE.

References (if needed):
BACKUP: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187510(v=SQL.90).aspx
RESTORE: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms177429(v=SQL.90).aspx
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by:TATech
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Unfortunately I don't have as much access to the SQL2000 at this time.
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by:TATech
ID: 36546795
I'll try to go through the restore process with the link you gave - perhaps there's a little more detail I missed.  I'll post here as soon as I can.
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by:Kevin Cross
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Try restoring to a New Database ... I just noticed you are right-clicking on an existing one and selecting restore.
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by:sachinpatil10d
ID: 36547734
check the compatibility level when creating a new database.
compatibility level should be set to SQL Server 2000
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try this settings
compatibility level should be set to sql server 2000
NewDatabase-Settings.png
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