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Apr 22, 2015 at 02:39 PM

SQL Anywhere Backup Compatibility


I've been given a backup from a v11 server and need to restore it. When I start the restore I'm getting "The database archive ... could not be restored on the server ...", Backup file format is invalid, SQLCODE: -=716.

I've tried the restore on SQL Anywhere v16 and v12. I can't find anything about compatibility of backups between versions, is my only option to restore on v11?

I'd give v11 a try myself but even though download page for v11 exists (and I was emailed a license key), the download links themselves bring up a "this page is no longer available" screen.

-Tim Callaghan