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Migrating SQL 2005 to 2008, SharePoint 2007 Databases, anyone done this?

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Hi,

We plan to migrate our current SQL2005 server to SQL2008 SP1, part of my process is to ensure all our current applications that make use of 2005 are compatible.

I am having issues finding a clear answer on this or the process involved for migrating SharePoint 2007 databases to the new SQL Server. What is involved from a SharePoint perspective?

I have been gathering information and it looks like as long as SharePoint 2007 is on SP1, it will support SQL2008 databases.

How would I go along migrating this? Is it a mater of pointing the SharePoint to the new database server, or is there more steps involved?

Thank you.
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this is two separate issues.  moving sharepoint databases to a new backend sql server.  and upgrading from sql 2005 to 2008.  the upgrade from 2005 to 2008 is TRANSPARENT to sharepoint.  in other words, sharepoint doesn't care.  the upgrade is handled by SQL. and nothing needs to be done in sharepoint.

sharepoint DOES care about the location of its backend sql databases.  the move is the same, regardless of whether it's sql 2005 or 2008.

my recommendation is to follow a guide on moving sharepoint databases to a new sql server (you can use a guide that refers to sql 2005).  when you attach your sql 2005 databases to the sql 2008 instance, SQL will automatically upgrade them.

so, there really is not a difference here.  your process is the same as moving sharepoint databases to a new sql 2005 server.... 'cause sql 2008 automatically upgrades sql 2005 to 2008.
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thank you, both answers were equivalent to what I was looking for.
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