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Compatibility with 6.4

bdub0bdub0 Posts: 2
edited April 3, 2013 11:05PM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Will it be possible to restore backups that are created with 7.3 with verion 6.4 of Redgate? We have several clients on various versions of Redgate and some are receiving the free upgrade notice. We need to know how to advise them.


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    peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    Backups created with 7.3 can be restored using 6.4, except when the backup created in 7.3 is encrypted with a unicode password.

    E.g. this backup can be restored by 6.4
    EXEC master..sqlbackup '-sql "BACKUP DATABASE model TO DISK = [<AUTO>] WITH PASSWORD = [password_value]"'
    but this cannot be restored:
    EXEC master..sqlbackup N'-sql "BACKUP DATABASE model TO DISK = [<AUTO>] WITH PASSWORD = [杨立文]"'
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
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