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Guys - How can I find out what VERSION was used to create a .BAK file ? Expand / Collapse
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Posted Saturday, August 9, 2014 4:54 AM
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Guys

I've inherited a .BAK fie, and the customer has lost all of their IT guy.

they want to potentially move forward on things, and have a .BAK file.

Is there any way I can tell which version of SQL Server was used to create this .BAK file ?

Thanks - Mark
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RESTORE HEADERONLY FROM DISK = '<path to backup file>'

One of the fields will tell you the version of SQL which created the backup.



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