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How to backup database from WinXP and restore in Windows 7 64bit.

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Hi,

Im running windows XP 32bit professional with sql server 2005 express as a database for my Bentley select server. I'm planning to upgrade my server to windows 7 64bit pro. I need to backup my database from winXP and restore in windows 7 64bit. What is the best way to do it? Thanks,

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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you "simply" backup the databases on the source server, and restore them on the target server. the 32 vs 64 bit does not impact on the backup/restore functionality.

there are other things to check, see here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186390.aspx
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Thanks but my new server has sql server 2008 r2 express?

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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yes, the restore is backwards compatible, sql 2005 backups can be restored on sql 2008 instances.
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