My SQL Server 2005 host died, but the database related LUNS were on a SAN and still exist. Is there a way to use my SQL Server 2012 host to recover that database or import it in some way?
Just to add that restoring a database from an older version (e.g. SQL Server 2005) to a newer one (e.g. SQL Server 2012), i.e. upgrading is usually smooth. The issues are encountered when restoring SQL Server 2000 and older databases to SQL Server 2012 and newer.
Downgrading - restoring a SQL Server 2012 database to a SQL Server 2005 instance is troublesome.