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I was using SSMS to restore a database backup onto another database in a SQL Server 2008 instance, when I received the error message: "specified cast is not available".

The backup was made on a SQL Server 2005 instance.

Any help would be appreciated!

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I can't recall/find what causes it

Your backup is most likely password protected

You can do a manual RESTORE without using the GUI

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