Backward compatibility

Can SQL Backup 7 help with restoring a backup from SQL2012 to SQL2008/2005?


  • peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    No. SQL Backup only takes the backup data as provided by SQL Server and compresses/encrypts it during a backup before writing it to disk. During a restore, SQL Backup uncompresses/decrypts the data and passes the backup data to SQL Server. Thus, all limitations on backwards compatibility remain.
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
    Beyond compression - SQL Backup goodies under the hood, updated for version 8
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