How to restore database to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 version from Microsoft SQL Server 2000 version

I'm trying to restore a db to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 version from Microsoft SQL server 2000 version, while restoring database, I am getting error like this

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: CREATE DATABASE or ALTER DATABASE failed because the resulting cumulative database size would exceed your licensed limit of 10240 MB per database. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

But my database contains only 1GB data, still I got same error tThis is the attachment of getting error , while restoring database with 1GB datahen how can I restore database to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 version, please help me to restore databse.
Keerthi KamarthiAsked:
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Ares KurkluSoftware EngineerCommented:
Are you should that you have MS SQL Server 2008 ?
You can do SELECT @@Version
It might be  SQL Express ?

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Yes, it looks like your using a SQL Server Express Edition that means you can't restore databases bigger than 10GB.
You'll need to use a SQL Server Standard or Enterprise Edition to be able to restore the database.
If you're working in a development environment then you can also use SQL Server Developer Edition as it has the same features as the Enterprise Edition but it's much cheaper because you can't use it for a Production environment.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
If you're sure that you have less than 10GB of data, then in the SQL Server 2000 instance, shrink the database to reduce the data file size. After that, perform a new backup and then you should be able to restore it back in the SQL Server 2008.
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Agreed. The database might be defined as having more than 10GB, but only uses 1GB. Restoring tries to set up the defined size again, which exceeds the SQL Express maximum size ...
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Keerthi, a feedback will be appreciated.
Keerthi KamarthiAuthor Commented:
I have successfully restored a db to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 version from Microsoft SQL server 2000 version.

Thank you
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Recommendation to close this question by accept the above comments as solution.
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