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Posted - 11/19/2009 :  12:17:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am at a lost right now. Microsoft says the only upgrade path for the developer edition of sql 2000 is to sql 2008 developer edition. Is there any way I can upgrade my database to sql 2008 enterprise, sql 2005 standard or even sql 2008 enterprise?

thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted - 11/19/2009 :  12:54:23  Show Profile  Visit webfred's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What do you want to do?
Upgrade a database?

Buy your wanted SQL Server version and install it.
Make a backup of your database from your old server.
Make a restore in your new server.

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Posted - 11/19/2009 :  13:05:49  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes you can upgrade from SQL 2000 dev edition to those other editions. Where did you find that the upgrade path you've chosen isn't supported?

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Posted - 11/19/2009 :  18:36:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Basically my sql database is for MS Sharepoint 2003 server. Since we are upgrading to MS sharepoint 2007 for testing, I want to update the database to non developer edition, it would be easier for me to upgrade the database during the install of Sharepoint 2007.

Here's what I have done:

Backed up the sql 2000 dev database that I used for sharepoint 2003
On new server with sql 2008 enterprise, I tried to restore the database but it wouldnt take it.

I even tried an in place upgrade of the sql 2000 / sharepoint server to sharepoint 2007 and sql 2008 and it wouldnt take it. States that the upgrade path is not supported.

If you guys can give me some pointers it will be great.

BTW, here is the link to the upgrade path:

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