Tag Archives: upgrades

The Migration Checklist

One of the things I always recommend is that when you upgrade a SQL Server instance, you perform a side by side migration to a new host instead of an in-place upgrade. My main concern is risk. While the upgrade … Continue reading

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What’s Your Test Plan?

I ran across a post on upgrading a SQL Server instance, where the original poster (OP) was asking about a document to upgrade from SQL Server 2008 to 2014. That’s a big ask, especially as not many documents tend to … Continue reading

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The Push to Upgrade from SQL Server 2005

It was interesting to see the results of my straw poll last week on SQL Server 2005. Quite a few people still run that version, and some aren’t looking to upgrade anytime soon. However when support ends, you should be aware that … Continue reading

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Who’s Got a Preteen SQL Server?

This year we will have the end of extended support for SQL Server 2005. Microsoft has been reminding people they should upgrade, which may be important if your organization requires support for the running software. Personally I think if you’re still … Continue reading

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