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I've received MS SQL backups from a client, I'm wanting to import/restore them into a PostgreSQL environment. Is this possible?

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I have no first-hand experience. You could try these to start - but if all you've got is a dump, that's just the data. If you don't also have the creation of the DB itself scripted out (the DB schema), you're kind of hosed.

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One way of getting this to work is to download a copy of SQL Server Express, and restore the backup there. Sometimes this doesn't work, so you could try downloading a trial version of SQL Server Standard. I think it has something like a 180 day trial.

Once you got the database restored, then you can use your favorite ETL tools to move the data into PostgreSQL.

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