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Can we Restore database backups in SQL Server 2005/2008/2008 R2 which were backed up in SQL Server Denali ?

Can we Restore database backups in SQL Server 2005/2008/2008 R2 which were backed up in SQL Server Denali ? NO, we can not restore higher version of databases to a lower version. It is not possible to restore a database from a backup of a newer version because SQL Server 2011 (Denali) database backups are [...]