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How do I restore a SQL Server 2000 database to a SQL Server 2008 instance?

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  • right click on the database
  • tasks
  • restore
  • select file and click ok
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Upward compatibility is supported - you can easily restore a SQL Server 2000 database on SQL Server 2008, but backwards compatibility isn't - you cannot restore a SQL Server 2008 backup on SQL Server 2000.

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There is a good tutorial here on creating backup and restore of database. Hope this will be helpful.

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thankz 4 the reply that i tried earlier but it is showing error –  Nighil Dec 15 '10 at 8:26
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@user543047: what error is showing? –  Parkyprg Dec 15 '10 at 8:30
    
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: The backup set holds a backup of a database other than the existing 'Banking' database. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo) –  Nighil Dec 15 '10 at 8:37
    
The way it was resolved for us was to 1) Selecting Options within Restore Database dialog box. 2) Specifying correct path to the mdf and log file for the database. 3) Checking Overwrite the existing database option. That’ s it .. –  Nighil Dec 15 '10 at 9:38
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