Upgrading to sql server 2005

Posted on 2008-06-13
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Hello Experts! Iam updrading from sql server 2000 std edi sp3  to sql server 2005 sp2. Basically to a new Server(box) because present it is 2000 advanced server planning to get new box i.e 2003 edition.

can you tell me basic steps...Thanks
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If you are moving box you won't be able to do the "In-Place" upgrade so easily which maintains all your user logins.  You will be doing a "side-by-side" migration.

You are looking more at installing SQL2005 on the new box
Backing up & Restoring the databases to the new box.

If you are working with large data sets then also consider the 64bit Versions, as this has much improved memory management and limits.
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