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August 28, 2014

Restore to SQL 2005 from SQL 2008

You cant restore a database backwards from SQL Server 2008 to a SQL 2005 Instance.

One trick you can use is to script the entire database, and ensure you select in the advanced options as shown below, SQL 2005.

Then run the script at the destination SQL 2005 instance.

Remember to change the database file paths in the output SQL script as needed.

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