Restoring MSSQL2000 .bk file to MSSQL2005

Posted on 2011-09-15
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Last Modified: 2012-11-19
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.
Question by:TATech
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Author Comment

ID: 36546029
Here's the process I went through:

Right click Databases
Restore Database
From Device: File
Select File
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Expert Comment

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

Author Comment

ID: 36546794
Unfortunately I don't have as much access to the SQL2000 at this time.
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Author Comment

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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Expert Comment

by:Kevin Cross
ID: 36546877
Try restoring to a New Database ... I just noticed you are right-clicking on an existing one and selecting restore.

Expert Comment

ID: 36547734
check the compatibility level when creating a new database.
compatibility level should be set to SQL Server 2000

Accepted Solution

sachinpatil10d earned 2000 total points
ID: 36547740
try this settings
compatibility level should be set to sql server 2000

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