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2000 32bit to 2005 64bit

PDReganPDRegan Posts: 12
edited April 24, 2007 5:42PM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
A simple question, hopefully with a simple answer!
Can a SQL2000 32 bit Redgate backup file be restored on to a sql2005 64 bit server?
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    Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 Bronze 1

    Yes, SQL Backup can be installed on the 64-bit edition of SQL Server 2005. This will require a 'professional edition' licence, however. Alternatively, you can run SQB2MTF to convert the file to Microsoft Tape Format and restore the file.

    We have a GUI version of SQB2MTF now that should make the procedure a bit easier!

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