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Restore database from 2014 to 2008.


Restore database from 2014 to 2008.

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How can I restore the DB which is on SQL Server 2014 to the server which is running on 2008 version of SQL Server? Or is it even possible (I am sure it is but how)
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No, you can't do that. Your best bet would be to make a copy of it and use that to script out all the objects and copy the data.

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Piling on.

Backwards restores are not possible. When you create/restore a database on a newer version of SQL Server, it uses all the new functions storage mechanisms, etc., that define the new version of SQL Server. The older versions can't read that stuff.

Solution is as John has already outlined.

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That's what I am working on right now (copying the data)
Thanks!
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ditto. you would think its something that should be simple but MS decides to make it harder. Smile same goes for edition downgrade. edition upgrade is a few clicks. edition downgrade is short of reinstalling the instance and putting back master, model, msdb. good luck Smile
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Ivan R. - Thursday, February 8, 2018 8:19 PM
ditto. you would think its something that should be simple but MS decides to make it harder. Smile same goes for edition downgrade. edition upgrade is a few clicks. edition downgrade is short of reinstalling the instance and putting back master, model, msdb. good luck Smile

Edition downgrade is sort of evil. But, forth compatibility is much, much, much more difficult.


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Ivan R. - Thursday, February 8, 2018 8:19 PM
ditto. you would think its something that should be simple but MS decides to make it harder. Smile same goes for edition downgrade. edition upgrade is a few clicks. edition downgrade is short of reinstalling the instance and putting back master, model, msdb. good luck Smile


Are there software installs, especially something as absolutely huge as SQL Server, that easily let you downgrade? I don't mean Excel, I mean, Oracle or similar? I'm not aware of any. It's not usually an encouraged path for technical reasons, let alone monetary ones.

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Grant Fritchey - Friday, February 9, 2018 8:10 AM
Ivan R. - Thursday, February 8, 2018 8:19 PM
ditto. you would think its something that should be simple but MS decides to make it harder. Smile same goes for edition downgrade. edition upgrade is a few clicks. edition downgrade is short of reinstalling the instance and putting back master, model, msdb. good luck Smile


Are there software installs, especially something as absolutely huge as SQL Server, that easily let you downgrade? I don't mean Excel, I mean, Oracle or similar? I'm not aware of any. It's not usually an encouraged path for technical reasons, let alone monetary ones.

I think Ivan is talking about edition downgrade, not version downgrade:-) I think it's more about business (money), rather than technology. The tricky is MS named it edition change from Developer to Standard upgrade, rather than downgrade. Actually, what's upgraded? My understanding is, the upgrade is, you pay or pay more:-)


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Grant Fritchey - Friday, February 9, 2018 8:10 AM
Ivan R. - Thursday, February 8, 2018 8:19 PM
ditto. you would think its something that should be simple but MS decides to make it harder. Smile same goes for edition downgrade. edition upgrade is a few clicks. edition downgrade is short of reinstalling the instance and putting back master, model, msdb. good luck Smile


Are there software installs, especially something as absolutely huge as SQL Server, that easily let you downgrade? I don't mean Excel, I mean, Oracle or similar? I'm not aware of any. It's not usually an encouraged path for technical reasons, let alone monetary ones.

omgomgomg Grant F. replied to me. you won't realize how much you are a part of my career mate when it began 8 years ago. Smile

anyway, agree there isn't much any other software. Just musings of mine.

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Ivan R. - Friday, February 23, 2018 12:10 AM

omgomgomg Grant F. replied to me. you won't realize how much you are a part of my career mate when it began 8 years ago. Smile

anyway, agree there isn't much any other software. Just musings of mine.


Ha! Well now it's happened twice.
Thanks for the kind words.

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