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I am trying to import the .DAT database to SQL server 2008. Then error occurred.

What I have tried:

How can I solve this error and Successfully import the database ?
Posted 14-Apr-17 16:27pm
Updated 14-Apr-17 17:26pm

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Solution 1

You can't. You're trying to restore a backup from a newer version of SQL Server to an older version. That's not going to work.

You have no choice but to either upgrade the SQL Server version on the machine you're trying to restore to or build a new SQL Server with the same version the backup was taken from.
Member 12955507 15-Apr-17 0:23am
But, I am using SQL Server 2008 both in the office and on my PC. This is huge data base. So I can not create a script.sql
Member 12955507 15-Apr-17 0:28am
In sql server 2008, is this work for me?
Dave Kreskowiak 15-Apr-17 9:51am
Downvote me all you want. That's exactly what the error message is telling you. Perhaps you don't have the same service pack installed?

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