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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express on SBS 2008

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Hi

I installed Sharepoint Foundation on SBS2008 along with SQL Express 2008, we are now hitting the 4GB limit.

I know I will eventually need to upgrade to SQL Express Standard but I need to "buy" some time.

QUESTION: can I upgrade SQL Server 2008 Express to SQL Server 2008 Express R2?
This will buy me 6Gb of time before I have to get a SQL standard version.

If I can, do you have a link to a decent walkthrough for me?

Thanks

Dave
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HI

As far as I see you will have to

1) backup your databases (or copy the *.mdf , *.ldf files to a separate backup location on your disk)
2)Un-install sql server
3) Install sql server 2008 R2

As Microsoft states , your old database files should work with the new version.
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Thanks done just that!

Now using SQL 2008 R2 all working fine, ugrade took about an hour to run.

I am never sure how the integrated components within SBS will respond to these types of updates so thanks for you help.
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