Backup of SQL 2005, Restore into SQL 2008?

guruperguruper Posts: 3
edited August 29, 2008 12:27PM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
We planning to replace some of our servers. The old ones are Windows 2003 with SQL 2005 Standard using SQL Backup. The new machines uses Windows 2008 with SQL Server 2008 Standard. Is it possible to use a backup from the SQL 2005 and restore it to SQL 2008?



  • peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    Yes. However, version 5.3 may not work with Windows 2008, depending on your server setup. If it fails, see this post on where you can download a patch from.
    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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