Backup SQL 2014 to 2012

Dear Experts,

Is their any workaround to backup SQL2014 and restore to SQL2012?  Is there a need of a special utility like Red-Gate or what?

JimiJ13I T ConsultantAsked:
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Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
I would suggest exporting the data from MSSQL to XML.  You can then import that XML document into any platform that support XML, including older versions of MSSQL.

You can find information on how to do this by performing a search online.  There is a reference available at the following page.
JimiJ13I T ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Hi btpringle,

Thanks for your suggestion. However, we need the whole structure restored to MS SQL 2012 not just  data.

Any idea?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
if you reverse it then yes you can use transactional replication but the receiver must be >= publisher and within 2 versions

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JimiJ13I T ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, none has acceptable suggestion to my issue. My engineer manually scripted the db with compatibility setting to MS SQL 2012 and completed with the data using other 3rd party tools upon re-creation.

Thanks for trying to help.
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