06-12-15, 04:54 #1Registered User
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Unanswered: How to restore my sql server database to my pc?
I lost my database on my pc as I format my hard drive. Now could anyone guide me how I can get a copy of my ms sql server database from my hosting to work with my local pc? I need to have a local copy so that I can develop my site without internet connection. For your information, I'm using Hostforlife.eu hosting service. I have searched and tried many methods to do it, but no luck yet. For example, I created a backup on Hostforlife.eu and restore backup file on my pc, but nothing happens. Then I created a new database, and re-created its structure same as the one on Hostforlife, then I used the import wizard to import data from them to my pc. Again, nothing happens.
I hope someone can give me a way of getting back my database to my pc as it's really frustrated if I don't have my database run locally on my pc. Thank you so much in advance.
06-12-15, 10:50 #2Resident Curmudgeon
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Without more information about your problem I can't be certain about my answer, but I think that I understand your problem.
HostForLife.EU normally uses SQL Server 2014.
You can't restore a backup to an older version of Microsoft SQL Server. If your backup was created by SQL 2014, then your restore machine (your desktop) has to be SQL 2014 or later.
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