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Restoring a backup of a database from SQL Server 2014 into SQL Server 2012 [duplicate]

Is it possible to load a backup of SQL server 2014db into SQL server 2012? Trying to import/restore is throwing backward compatibility issues. Thanks
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Downgrade backup from SQL Server 2014 to SQL Server 2012 [duplicate]

Im trying to restore my database on my server, but i got the following error: The database was backed up on a server running version 12.00.2269. That version is incompatible with this server, ...
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Transferring Data from SQL Server to SQL Server Express? [duplicate]

How do I transfer a database from a physical server running SQL Server 2012 to another server running SQL Server 2008 Express? The database was created by sa under SQL Server 2012. Thank you.
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migrate from sql server 2012 to sql server 2008 R2 [duplicate]

I have been looking for the information since yesterday and could not find anything... I have sharepoint 2012 fundation and my SQL Server 2010 Evaluation is short of space (we already used 10GB), ...
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Version error while restoring database [duplicate]

Can anybody resolve the issue where I am trying to restore a database to a SQL Server 2008 server from a backup file taken from a SQL Server 2008 R2 server?
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SQL Server 2008 R2 warning when tried to execute the script of size approx 500MB [duplicate]

When I tried executing a SQL script, which was of 500MB approx. Management Studio throws an error Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program My system memory is 8GB and only 3GB ...
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Moving Database SQL Server 2012 to 2008/R2 [duplicate]

I'm planning to move a Large Database from SQL Server 2012 to 2008/R2. I tried the scripting thing, it works on a small-medium type of database but not on Large database w/c is about a hundred MB. Any ...
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Copying (hundreds of) tables from one server to another (with SSMS)

I have several hundred (currently 466, but ever growing) tables I have to copy from one server to another. I have never had to do this before, so I'm not sure at all on how to approach it. All the ...
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Migrate from SQL Server 2000 to 2012 without a 2005 or 2008 instance

I have come across three old databases sitting on SQL Server 2000 which I need to move to 2012. I believe the standard approach is to restore into a 2005 or 2008 instance, update, re-export and ...
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Rebuilding an entire Microsoft SQL Server Database

Is there a suggested way to rebuild an entire SQL Server database from another database in SQL Server 2012 SP2? Let me explain... we have a database that we are trying to enable partial containment ...
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How to move a fairly large tsql table from one server to another server?

I have been working on thinking of ways to move a 40gb table from one SQL Server box to another SQL Server box. They are at separate companies without an intranet linkage and obviously without linked ...
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What's the best method to refresh only a few tables within a test database from production?

I have a very large production database and a very large test environment database in SQL Server 2008R2. Both databases have similar table structure but different users/logins/permissions/roles. I ...
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How to set 'Enable identity insert' for all the tables at once during importing data in SQL Server?

I am trying to copy a database from a remote server. I don't have access to its backups or file system. My destination database on my dev machine needs to get all the data plus the same tables ...
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Attached database to SQL Server 2016 and now won't work in SQL Server 2014

I have a SQL Server 2014 database (on a portable hard drive) which I had to attach to a SQL Server 2016 machine using the normal attach method. However, since attaching it to that computer, it no ...
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Restoring database between different version of SQL Server (SoftwareVersionBuild)

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 ...
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Can't restore SQL Server 2016 backup to SQL Server 2014 [duplicate]

We are having an issue at trying to restore a database: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: The database was backed up on a server running version 13.00.4001. That version is incompatible with this ...
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Transactional Replication to DB on Same Server instance

We have a SQL Server 2012 instance that contains a database with data for many product lines. We are looking for a way to take subsets of this data into another database on the same instance. This ...
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Downgrade database from SQL Server 2012 to 2008 [duplicate]

Hi guys got a problem with a database. I've been asked to perform some indexing and delete queries on a live database, so first of I wanted to get the database to our dev server so I can test out ...
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Restore a database with compression on a non-enterprise edition SQL Server

Is it possible to restore a compressed an object from backup without the Enterprise Edition? I'm getting the following error after a RESTORE DATABASE operation. Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 2 ...
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Move a huge databases from one SQL Server to another

I have customers databases located on my SQL Server 2008 machine. The size of these databases are around 300 GB. I would like to move them all to another SQL Server 2008. Is there a way to shrink ...
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What is the proper way to store a full table of data outside of a database? It needs to be able to be restored as well

I have a large SQL Server 2005 database that hasn't had the best maintenance over the years (I just took it over recently). There are around 100 tables that can be completely removed from the ...
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Data Migration With Different Schemas

I have a database DBv1 on a SQL Server, and I want to migrate the data in it to DBv2 (on the same box, save server). DBv2 has very similar schema. The only difference in schema is that DBv2 has one ...
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Looking for a utility to move data between databases (prod to dev) SQL Server 2012 [closed]

I am looking for an easy way to copy table data from a production SQL Server 2012 machine to a development machine (same version, level). We currently just do an export from within SSMS, but we have a ...
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What is the limit on the number of INSERT statements you can paste into SSMS and run?

I am currently creating a stored procedure that populates a table with a list of insert statements so that my DBAs can export the contents of the table to a text file and then paste the statements ...
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Import data from one Database to another script

As part of a data migration I would like to script a data transfer from the existing to a new database. I used to do this with DTS on older versions of MS SQL. I am currently using SQL 2012. Note the ...
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Scripting all of available databases to .sql files containing schema+data+users with single command

I have a SQL 2008 Express with 80 databases in it. I want to move these databases completely to another server which is hosting a SQL 2008R2 Enterprise instance. As i'm told it is better to script ...
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How can I efficiently downsize some Unicode fields?

We have a SQL Server 2012 Enterprise live transactional database that is now growing over 1G per month and is becoming a size problem for us. It is currently at 23G. Character type fields are all ...
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Sql Server: how to validate schema against a textual representation (XML or the like) natively?

I need a simple "complete dump" of the schema for our repo, in human-readable format: Sprocs, Views, the like. We need to "fix" some old schema issues that cropped in over the time, and "clean up" the ...
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Migrate database from SQL Server 2008 Enterprise to SQL Server 2014 Standard

I need move database with "data compression" from SQL Server 2008 Enterprise to SQL Server 2014 Standard. But Standard edition does not support "data compression". How can I disable "data ...
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Copy Specific tables from one database to another database on the same server

I have 2 databases that are identical. I make a backup of DB1 and restore as DB2. 2 days later I want to copy 5 tables from DB1 into DB2. All tables start with 'AG'. Is there a simple way of doing ...

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