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I need to migrate a sql server db from 2008 to sql express. When I try to restore it via management studio I get the following error. Is there a simple massage of this sql file, or if not. please advise correct procedure.
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System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: The database was backed up on a server running version 8.00.2039. That version is incompatible with this server, which is running version 11.00.2100. Either restore the database on a server that supports the backup, or use a backup that is compatible with this server. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)
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This database was backed up on SQL 2000, which is 8.00.2039

See here for versions: http://sqlserverbuilds.blogspot.co.uk/

You won't be able to do that. The SQL 2000 database must be upgraded to at least 2005, maybe even 2008, before you can restore it to SQL 2012 which is what you appear to be trying to do.
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Are you sure that is a "2008" backup? Looks more like a SQL 2000 and "You will be not able to migrate from SQL 2000 to 2012 directly. Migration from 2000 to 2012 requires an intermediate step.

SQL Server 2012 supports upgrade from only the following versions: SQL 2005 SP4 or SQL 2008 SP2 or SQL 2008 R2 SP1."

see more details below:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mdegre/archive/2012/06/15/migration-sql-server-2000-to-sql-server-2012.aspx
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thanks guys.
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