Can I Restore a Database from SQL Server 2005 SP4 to SQL Server 2005 SP3?

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If the database was in place when you patched SQL Server 2005 to SP4 then yes, you can backup the database and restore it on SQL Server 2005 SP3. If the database was created on SQL Server after it was patched to SP4, then you cannot backup/restore a database to an earlier version of SQL Server (i.e. SQL Server 2005 SP3).

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Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server and Software Architect, Author, and a former Microsoft Data Platform MVP (2009-2018). He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Artemakis is the founder of SQLNetHub and TechHowTos.com. Artemakis is the creator of the well-known software tools Snippets Generator and DBA Security Advisor. Also, he is the author of many eBooks on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA). Artemakis's official website can be found at aartemiou.com.