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Can I restore from backup with another sort order or character set?

Answer:

Usually, you cannot. See the SQL Server Books Online. It's therefrom:

Usually, the sort order and character set of two servers must match to backup
on one server and restore on the other. An exception is when both servers use
a binary sort order; then, the character sets can differ.
When the code page or sort order differs, use the bcp utility or
Data Transformation Services to move the data. 

 

 
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