Support the project DB Migrate to SQL Server 2008 Conventions R2

Hi experts, I work there are some databases on sql server 2000 and another in sql server 2005. But now everything is going to migrate to SQL Server 2008 R2, you can help me with some advice or guidance to be successful migration
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Is it an inplace upgrade or side by side upgrade?
enrique_aeoAuthor Commented:
i do not understand your question
1. Inplace upgrade basically means you upgrade the SQL Server 2000 to SQL 2008 in the same server by over writing the existing installation.

2. Side by side means you will be installig SQL 2008 in a new server and restoring the 2000 backups in the new server.
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enrique_aeoAuthor Commented:
ok, is side by side
enrique_aeoAuthor Commented:
I apologize for delay in responding, but I have problems to access internet, please support me in this question
Even though it sounds pretty easy it needs lots of planning and testing.

1. Install SQLServer in the new machine.
2. Transfer every thing like jobs, logins, linked servers, end points etc.
3. Put the database in the current server to read only mode to prevent any updating.
4. Take a backup move it to the new server restore it. Fix all the orphan users.
5.Change the compatibility mode of the database.

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Let me know if you have any queries.

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