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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 04/22/2014 :  04:27:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would like to upgrade my SQL Server 2000 instance to SQL Server 2012/2014.

I'm aware that you cannot go directly from 2000 to 2012. You have to go via 2005 or 2008(R2).

An in place upgrade is not suitable as the current hardware and windows version is too low. So I would install SQL Server 2008 on a new server and also SQL Server 2012.

To upgrade I believe this is what I need to do:
1. Restore the 2000 database on an intermediate 2008 instance.
2. Change the compatibility mode of the database to 10 (2008).
3. Take a backup of the 2008 database and restore it onto the 2012 instance.

I would run the upgrade advisor at each step to see what code changes need to be made.

Almighty SQL Goddess

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Posted - 04/22/2014 :  14:03:29  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes those steps are the path. Good luck!

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
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