i have a question about restoring database from newer version of SQL Server to older, when version differs only in SoftwareVersionBuild. I know that's not possible to restore database from SQL Server 2012 to 2008, or from 2008 R2 to 2008 etc. but how about situation when i have to restore DB from SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 (10.50.4033) to version 10.50.2500? (2008R2 SP1). Well, I know that you'll ask why i just won't try to do it, but unfortunately i don't have access to server with 2008R2 SP1 version, and i'll have to deploy my DB on it soon.
I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 on freshly craeted virtual machine, but exact version of freshly installed SQL Server is 10.50.4000. I managed to successfully restore my test DB from version 10.50.4033 to 10.50.4000, so I guess that it'll work to restore it on version 10.50.2500, too, but I would like to just be sure. I tried to find information about restoring SQL databases when SQL Server version differs only in SoftwareVersionBuild, but i couldn't find answer.