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Posted - 10/26/2011 :  11:46:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We are in the process of moving our SQL 2005 environment to SQL 2008 in brand new boxes; we are planning to do a restore of full backups to copy the DBs, but one of our main concerns is what the best approach is to move the information in MSDB (jobs, SRS scheduled subscriptions, SSIS packages, etc) from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008.

- Can we do a restore of MSDB?
- Should we just script all jobs including SRS?

Any ideas would be gratly appreciated.


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Posted - 10/27/2011 :  13:46:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No help with MSDB, but general Hints and Tips on migration from SQL 2000 / SQL 2005 TO SQL 2008:
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Posted - 10/29/2011 :  06:16:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you can restore msdb from 2005 to 2008 version as a user database with a different name. The db will be upgraded. You cannot restore it as msdb on 2008.
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