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Restore SQL database from 8.0 to 11.00 ?

Posted on 2014-01-17
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Hello

I have taken a backup of an existing sql database with the plan being to restore it to a new server, but with a newer version.

However, I get an error message stating that I can't restore a database with version 8.0 to version 11.0

How do I fix this?

The old server is running Windows Server 2003 and SQL 2000, while the new server is running both Server and SQL 2012

Thanks in advance

Andrew
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You can't migrate straight from 2000 to 2012, you will need to upgrade your database to 2005 or 2008 R2 as an intermediary step first.
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by:Aaron Shilo
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hi,
as  Carl Tawn sais.

SQL Server 2012 (v11.0) doesn't support direct upgrade from SQL Server 2000 (v8.0).

You'll have to use a "in-between" step restoring your SQL Server 2000 database to a SQL Server 2005 or 2008 instance(you can download the free preview version for this process), and then do a backup from there, in order to get your .bak file into the latest database server.

There's no trick or workaround for this - that's just the way it is, and you'll have to deal with it.
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Thanks, this wored
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