troubleshooting Question

Confirm Attach/Detach backup/restore logic

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from what i know.  you can't detach a 2008 database and reattach it to a 2012 instance.  
Can someone confirm that you can only attach and detach between the same major version of sql server.

Also... you can backup and restore to a higher version of sql server.
ie.... backup a db on a 2008 sql server and restore it on 2012 sql server.

you can not go backwards in backup restore tho
ie backup 2012 db and restore to 2008
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Éric Moreau
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