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Posted - 03/31/2007 :  14:29:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I have made a backup of a sql 2000 database that was on the server at work and and I would like to use it in sql 2005 express on my home laptop.

Can anyone help? I can't seem to work out how to do it. Do I restore it or re-attach it? Is it possible?

Sorry if these are basic questions.


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Posted - 03/31/2007 :  15:08:26  Show Profile  Visit dinakar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can either restore it or attach it. Make sure to set the compatibility mode to 90, reindex all the tables/ update stats on all the tables . Detach/Attach is like cut/paste. You detach from your source server and attach it to the target server. so, at anytime you are working on the same file. In backup/restore your db will still exist on the source server. So you will end up with the db on the source as well as destination server.

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Posted - 03/31/2007 :  15:44:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that, I have got it working. Also, thanks for explaining the differences between the two.
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