Is it possible to Downgrade SQL Server from 2008 to 2005? And Question about Upgrade to SQL 2008 RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I am wondering if it is possible to buy a copy of SQL 2008 then downgrade it to SQL 2005 and in future I can change it back to SQL 2008 again?

    Or If I buy SQL 2008 then I have to use SQL 2008, because the company that I am working on would like to upgrade the SQL server to SQL2005, but I think it would be better to upgrade it to SQL 2008 directly so that we do not need to spend time to upgrade the server again in 2-3 years time. They had concern about if SQL 2008 is stable to use now...etc.

    I would be grateful you can let me know if there any way I could find a list of bug that people have found on SQL 2008 so far. So that they could re-consider if it is ok to upgrade to SQL 2008. (Which I would love to upgrade to)

    Thanks in advance.

    2008年10月21日 上午 10:42


  • For license related stuff, you'd better contact a license manager... But, from my knowledge, you can aquire SQL Server 2008 licenses, and run prior versions of SQL Server, as per the downgrade rights grant you to use the previous version for a reasonable period of time.


    While technically, databases that are deployed in an SQL Server 2008 environment *cannot* be restored to earlier versions of SQL Server. You will always need to fully plan & test before upgrading your database environment.


    The latest cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 can be found at

    2008年10月21日 下午 01:48