Import MS SQL 2005 databases into MS SQL 2012 databases
You can import MS SQL Server® 2005 database information into MS SQL Server® 2012 databases using the following steps.
- Back up your 2005 database.
- Delete your 2005 database.
- Create a new 2012 database. We recommend using the same user name so you don't need to modify your scripts.
- Restore your 2005 database information into your new 2012 database.
Note: After backing up or restoring databases, we recommend waiting at least 10 minutes to connect to it.