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Moving SQL database from Win8 machine to file server.  cant get express or studio to install

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I have a windows 8 machine.  Client has been running a program that is using SQL Server 2008 R2.  I have never moved a db from windows 8.

The problem, I cannot install SQl server express or studio, it yells compatibility issues, and will not fully install without errors.  This is a fairly new install of win 8.

The only options I have are:
Import and export data
SQL Server Configuration manager
SQL Server error and usage
SQL Server installation center

I have gone through these and I do not seem to know how to actually backup the database.  I figured the logical option was to use the import and export, but it doesn't seem to give me an option to export it specifically to a location to find it.  Mostly, i have just never messed with it, ive read the MDSN walk through and i'm a bit lost.  Once I have the DB i can get it into the new server.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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by:IDMA
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Do a backup of the DB in Win8 and the import it into the server.
Typically the backup location is: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup

Right-click on DB -> Tasks -> Backup

On the Backup to: select Disk -> Add (button) -> File name should be the above location (C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup\yourdatabase.bak)

Make sure you type the .bak

On the server, pretty much follow the same process but choose restore instead of backup.

I hope this helps
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by:Knightsman
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I went to that folder location:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\Backup

no backups seem to be in that folder.  I do however see that database in "data" (as it should be)
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by:IDMA
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You do the backup/restore procedure with SQL Management Studio.  I missed this part.
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by:arnold
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Which version of sql server are you trying to install and on what system?  You may need to install the 3.5NETFX feature.

You need to download and install the sql server management suite express.
From: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22985
Where are you moving the database to?
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by:Knightsman
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I have tried to install it, it fails to run, I get two compatibility alerts and then it fails to run the install.  I mentioned that in my OP.

It appears the workstation has of SQL server 2008 R2.
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by:arnold
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What compatibility issues?  

Often, the errors/compatibility issues provide a link describing how to resolve it.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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what it means is that before you can use the product it must be updated with the applicable service pack. So you install the product with the run without getting help, and then update the product with windows update.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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what it means is that before you can use the product it must be updated with the applicable service pack. So you install the product with the run without getting help, and then update the product with windows update.
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by:Knightsman
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But server 2008 is already running on the system.  All updates are already in place.  The problem is the management console (studio) I am used to seeing on an actual server is not there.  

The only options that come are the ones posted above.
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by:Knightsman
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I have reinstalled SQL server,
I have downloaded and installed the followign:
SQL Server 2012 management Studio
SQL Server 2012 express
SQL Server 2008 management Studio
SQL Server 2008 express

but these options do not show up as an application.  I just installed this same thing on the file server it managment studio is there, but its not on this win8 machine.  It just doesnt make any sense.  Ultimately, I need to figure out a way to just transfer the database over to the new server.
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I finally got it.  I found an older version of SQL Server management studio 2008 from file hippo and it worked.  

This is why I hate computers...
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by:Seth Simmons
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