backup – Problem restoring a 2005 SQL DB with 2008 – Education Career Blog

I have a DB I created with SQL Server 2005 and created a backup (*.bak) now I want to restore it with 2008 but ouch, I get the following error:

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
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Restore failed for Server 'SHIMMY-PC\SQLEXPRESS'.  (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=10.0.1600.22+((SQL_PreRelease).080709-1414+)&EvtSrc=Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.ExceptionTemplates.FailedOperationExceptionText&EvtID=Restore+Server&LinkId=20476

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: The media set has 2 media families but only 1 are provided. All members must be provided. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=10.0.1600.22+((SQL_PreRelease).080709-1414+)&LinkId=20476

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When you did the original backup, the ‘Destination’ window had two different paths listed. You selected one, assuming that the backup would use only that one path. What actually happened was that the backup striped itself onto both paths – half the backup onto each. The restore message you are getting is because the restore wants both halves of the backup, but can only find one.

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I don’t think it’s a 2008 problem, can you install the backup back to sql 2005.

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