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csaha
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Posted - 01/24/2013 :  12:25:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What steps should I follow to upgrade sqlserver 2008R2 to Sqlserver 2012? Can I build a sqlserver 2012 server and then migrate the databases?

James K
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Posted - 01/24/2013 :  12:44:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is extensive documentation and guidance available on MSDN about upgrading. There is also an upgrade advisor that you can/should run.

You can certainly build a SQL 2012 server and migrate the databases - typically you would do that if you were also upgrading your hardware at the same time.
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jackv
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Posted - 01/24/2013 :  13:36:23  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Plug "upgrade sql server 2008 to 2012" into Google - there are plenty of technical documents.

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