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rammohan
Posting Yak Master

India
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Posted - 01/12/2007 :  00:15:57  Show Profile  Visit rammohan's Homepage  Send rammohan an AOL message  Reply with Quote
hi,
at first i had used sqlserver2005 and i created datbase named vb.mdb.
at he time time of formatting the system i had taken the back up,it has turned into vb.bak file. now later on i installed sqlserver2000 in my system, now i need to restore this databse into this sqlserver2000. my sqlserver2000 is nativeclient, i have server in my oofice and sqlserver2000 is there in that system, so we r connecting to that. can u tell me the procedure to restore my database.

Kristen
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 01/12/2007 :  01:05:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can not restore a Backup made with SQL2005 in SQL2000.

You will have to create a script from the SQL2005 database, use that to create a database in SQL2000 (having removed any SQL2005-specific features that you may have used), and then transfer the data - e.g. using DTS (you will have to resolve any databases not supported under SQL200, if you have used any)

Kristen
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MohammedU
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USA
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Posted - 01/13/2007 :  02:27:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Backup restore is one way highway... if you want to go back you have to take a side roads like BCP/DTS:)

MohammedU
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