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Error Restoring SQL2000 database backup on SQL Server 2012

The database was backed up on a server running version 8.00.0760. That version is incompatible with this server, which is running version 11.00.3128.

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SQL Server 2000
SQL Server 2012

SQL Server Database Restoration

It is not possible to restore a SQL Server 2000 database on SQL Server 2012.

You will need to restore the database on an instance of SQL Server 2005, 2008 or 2008 R2 first, then back it up from there, then restore the new backup on SQL Server 2012.

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