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Can we restore SQL Server 2005 backup to 2012?

Can we restore SQL Server 2005 backup to 2012?

It’s not true. You can backup+restore (safest way) or detach+attach (not a safe way) from SQL Server 2005 (or higher) to any other newer version. Here’s the proof, restoring a SQL Server 2005 database directly to SQL Server 2016, and I tried it successfully on SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2012 as well.

Can SQL 2005 migrate to 2016?

There’s a persistent myth that you cannot upgrade a database to a version more that is more then two versions newer. It’s not true. You can backup+restore (safest way) or detach+attach (not a safe way) from SQL Server 2005 (or higher) to any other newer version.

How do I restore a SQL 2005 database to SQL 2014?

The OS depends on which version of SQL Server you are installing. There are two ways to migrate from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2014. You can do a clean install and restore from backup, or you can do an in-place upgrade.

How to migrate from SQL 2005 to SQL 2012?

Get your new SQL Server ready with SQL 2012. Take a backup copy of the SQL 2005 databases restore in SQL 2012 and change compatibility mode.Move all jobs, logins, linked servers etc Then (if you already dont have test application servers) Create test VM’s with all the applications and then make it connect to the SQL 2012 database.

How to transfer a database to another server?

Select the transfer method Use the detach and attach method. Detach the database from the source server, copy the database files (.mdf, .ndf, and .ldf) to the destination server, and attach the database at the destination server. Use the SQL Management Object method.

Is there a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance?

After using it on SQL Server 2012, we had a request to get the database running on a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance to satisfy a need. We tried to do a backup and restore of the database, but we got the following error message: Could not open new database ‘DatabaseName’. CREATE DATABASE is aborted.

What happens if I transfer a SQL Server Agent job?

Transferring SQL Server Agent jobs which reference databases that do not already exist on the destination server will cause the entire operation to fail. The Wizard attempts to create a SQL Server Agent job prior to creating the database. As a workaround: