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Will full or differential backup break LSN chain if compatibility level = 80 in SQL Server 2005/2008

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My understanding is that full or differential backup will not break LSN chain starting in SQL Server 2005.  However, I'm not sure whether this applies to databases with compatibility level 80 in SQL Server 2005/2008 or not.

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