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How to Restore SQL Server 2008 backup in SQL Server 2005

Can we restore a SQL Server 2008 backup in SQL Server 2005? 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 to older version as database backups are not backward compatible. There is a workaround to [...]