Have you ever imagine you can determine the version of SQL Server from a bak or a MDF file? I have been in situations where I received a bak or MDF and LDF files from a vendor to restore \ create a database for the implementation of a new application, most of the times I receive complete detail of the supported versions of SQL Server by the product but what happens if I don’t get that information?
SQL Server offers a way to get the actual version where the files were created, let’s review the process to using a database restore.
Carlos Robles is a Solutions Architect at AWS, a former Microsoft Data Platform MVP, a Friend of Redgate, but more than anything a technology lover. He has worked in the database management field on multiple platforms for over ten years in various industries.
He has diverse experience as a Consultant, DBA and DBA Manager. He is currently working as a Solution Architect, helping customers to solve software/infrastructure problems in their on-premise or cloud environments.
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