Upgrade to SQL Server 2008

Posted: June 14, 2010 in SQLServerPedia Syndication

I am getting really excited for this week’s presentation for the User Group. We will start around 6:00 on Wednesday if you have time stop buy, I think this is going to be a great session and if you think it needs help I would love to hear about that as well. Here is the abstract for it:

Upgrade and Migrate your SQL Server with Just Minutes of Down Time.

When you are on the most recent version of SQL Server, many tasks are just that much easier. Help is easier to find, recent articles and blog posts most likely apply to you and you can take full advantage of all the new features. In this session we will address the challenges of upgrading or migrating your SQL Servers to new hardware. In this case study based session, this real life example with show how I moved a VLDB with less than 15 minutes of downtime.

In this session we will review not only the technical options that you must evaluate but the most important aspect of your database move; the end users. We will discuss how to provide information to each group so you have a company standing behind you in support as you migrate.

This case study included a Version upgrade and a Hardware upgrade during the same outage. At the end of this session you will take away with you:

  • Understanding on the options on how to move SQL Server Agent Jobs and User Accounts.
  • A Checklist of items you should complete before migrating your server.
  • A Plan to move Large Databases with little downtime.

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