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We are looking to upgrade a SQL 2000 database version 8.00.2039. It currently has 20 databases. Is there a set limit on how many databases you can have between standard and enterprise? I heard that standard will only allow up to 15 dbs and enterprise will hold up to 50 dbs. Thanks
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by:Patrick Tallarico
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Check out this page, and in addition, there is a more detailed spec download here too.
http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/compare-std-ent.aspx

I was pretty sure there wasn't a database limit, but rather a users, or processor limit.
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There is no difference between the editions for how many databases can be stored. The max is 32,767 per instance.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143432.aspx
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by:Ryan McCauley
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I don't believe there's a database count limit in either standard or enterprise. The differences are in the advanced features, like Clustering and Online index defragmentation. As stpm11 mentioned above, Microsoft has a detailed feature comparison:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/D/F/2DF66C0C-FFF2-4F2E-B739-BF4581CEE533/SQLServer2008EnterpriseandStandardFeature%20Compare.pdf

That lays out all the differences, feature by feature.
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Thanks for all of your help.
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