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We have a VC 2.5 stored on a SQL 200 server that needs to be moved to a new SQL 2008 server.
Can anyone tell me how to update Viryual Center to the new server once the data is moved, or even better, a recommended process for doing so.

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by:Tim1130
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If I understand correctly you are running under Server 2000. The Microsoft way would be to update the OS to 2003 and in a second step to 2008.

If you ask me, I would:
- do a complete backup of the DB
- install a new VC running Server 2008
- install SQL server, make sure identical setup (connectivity methods and authentication mode)
- restore the DB
- as a fallback position/ and to check for settings details keep the old VC image around for one week after the update
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tbsgadi earned 750 total points
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Have a look at the following:

http://www.ivobeerens.nl/?p=221

Good Luck!

Gary
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by:agradmin
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The link provided links to other docs. All that was really required was for the System DSN to be modified to suit following the SQL data copy.
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