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restore user databases from diff backup

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
I need to migrate the server from sql server 2005 to 2008. I need to migrate all 500+ user databases. in order for me to minimize the downtime, can I do the following: 1) run full backup on 2005 source and transfer the data over to the destination 2) restore user dbs from these backups 3) shut down the apps on source 4) run diff backup on 2005 source and transfer the data over to the destination 5) restore user dbs from these backups   Is it possible to apply only diff backup on the destination or the dbs should be restored from full+diff only? Please helpJulieShop

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