Importing MS SQL 2005 Databases into MS SQL 2012 Databases

You can import MS SQL Server® 2005 database information into MS SQL Server® 2012 databases using the following steps.

To Import MS SQL 2005 Databases into 2012

  1. Back up your 2005 database.
  2. Delete your 2005 database.
  3. Create a new 2012 database. We recommend using the same user name so you don't need to modify your scripts.
  4. Restore your 2005 database information into your new 2012 database.

After backing up or restoring databases, we recommend waiting at least 10 minutes to connect to it.


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