Compatibility with 6.4

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Compatibility with 6.4

Postby bdub0 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:27 pm

Will it be possible to restore backups that are created with 7.3 with verion 6.4 of Redgate? We have several clients on various versions of Redgate and some are receiving the free upgrade notice. We need to know how to advise them.
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Postby petey » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:05 am

Backups created with 7.3 can be restored using 6.4, except when the backup created in 7.3 is encrypted with a unicode password.

E.g. this backup can be restored by 6.4

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EXEC master..sqlbackup '-sql "BACKUP DATABASE model TO DISK = [<AUTO>] WITH PASSWORD = [password_value]"'

but this cannot be restored:

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EXEC master..sqlbackup N'-sql "BACKUP DATABASE model TO DISK = [<AUTO>] WITH PASSWORD = [杨立文]"'
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