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How to import SQL 2000 database to SQL 2014

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What is the best method to import database from an old Microsoft SQL version 2000 to our SQL 2014
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by:Russ Suter
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Perform a full backup of the existing database. Then create a new empty database on the new server and perform a Recovery with OVERWRITE on the new database using the old .bak file. I do this all the time.
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by:rayluvs
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"Recovery"?  or Restore?
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by:rayluvs
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(If it's Restore we have done exactly that: we backup from sql0000, create that DB in swl2014 then restore with overwrite and still same problem)
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Nakul Vachhrajani earned 500 total points
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What problem? Can you please share your error message/screenshots, etc?

Please note that SQL 2000 to SQL 2014 is not a direct upgrade:
1. You need to first restore the SQL 2000 database on SQL Server 2008
2. Change the compatibility level of the database to 100
3. Take a backup of this SQL 2008 database
4. Restore on a SQL 2014 instance

Once the restore is complete, you can then make the necessary T-SQL changes to support SQL 2014 and finally update statistics on all the tables.
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by:rayluvs
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Oh!!! Now that one we didn't do, the SQL 2008 & compatibility stuff!!   Ok, let's give it a try!!
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