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Posted on 2014-03-13
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Hi All,
We have to upgrade a sql server standard 8.00 (sp4) to express.
When I try to restore the sql 8 backup onto the latest express server it is unable to process the file (too old)
How does one overcome this?
Do I have to install an intermediate version of the SQL Server, and do it in 2 steps?
What versions should I use for the intermediate and final?
Can they both be installed on one box?

thank you
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Don't think this is MySQL...
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Paul Jackson earned 2000 total points
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Yes direct upgrade from SQL Server 2000 (Version 8.0) to SQL Server 2012 is not supported you need to upgrade to SQL Server 2005/2008/2008r2 first.

Good blog here on all the ins and outs :

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mspfe/archive/2012/12/06/sql-server-upgrade-advisor-considerations-when-upgrading-from-sql-2000-to-sql-2012.aspx
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Thanks Paul,
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