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Posted Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:32 AM
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Hi gurus

I just want to confirm that it is possible to take a bak file from sql 2008 and restore it on sql 2008 r2.

Thanks a bunch gurus
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Posted Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:53 AM


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guaro5555 (12/4/2013)
Hi gurus

I just want to confirm that it is possible to take a bak file from sql 2008 and restore it on sql 2008 r2.

Thanks a bunch gurus


Yes, but I am pretty sure you can't go from 2008 R2 to 2008.



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Posted Friday, December 06, 2013 4:30 PM
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Thanks a bunch for your reply.

Is this also true for

2008 developer ed to 2008 r2 developer ed

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yes



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Editions of SQL Server is not a problem when you do the restore its Version that matters and SQL server don't have backward compatibility.
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Ratheesh.K.Nair (12/9/2013)
Editions of SQL Server is not a problem when you do the restore its Version that matters and SQL server don't have backward compatibility.


Not completely true, if you have a database on Enterprise (or Developer) Edition using Enterprise only features you can't restore that database to a Standard Edition (or less) server.



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Thanks Lynn..
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Editions of SQL Server is not a problem when you do the restore its Version that matters and SQL server don't have backward compatibility.


Not completely true, if you have a database on Enterprise (or Developer) Edition using Enterprise only features you can't restore that database to a Standard Edition (or less) server.
Is that correct? I thought you could restore it but it simply wouldn't work.. I'll just have to trust you, not going to setup a testing setup to find out..

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Posted Monday, December 09, 2013 9:04 AM
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you can refer Paul's below article.
http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/sql-server-2008-does-my-database-contain-enterprise-only-features/




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I was pleased to discover that while SQL Server R2 Express cannot create compressed backups, it can restore compressed backups created on Standard ot Enterprise Edition.
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