Backward compatibility

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Backward compatibility

Postby mohammad.hafizullah » Tue May 06, 2014 8:52 pm

Can SQL Backup 7 help with restoring a backup from SQL2012 to SQL2008/2005?
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Postby petey » Wed May 07, 2014 3:52 am

No. SQL Backup only takes the backup data as provided by SQL Server and compresses/encrypts it during a backup before writing it to disk. During a restore, SQL Backup uncompresses/decrypts the data and passes the backup data to SQL Server. Thus, all limitations on backwards compatibility remain.
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