I am wanting to install SQL 2008 side by side with SQL 2000
Posted on 2011-03-21
We are currently running Windows Server 2008 with SQL2000sp4. Within this environment we have multiple DTS Packages that are important to our day to day operations. One of the Software Applications we use is a Real Estate Application. We are in need of upgrading that to its newest version; unfortunately the newest version is not compatible with SQL2000. We are wanting to Install SQL2008 on the machine as a Side by Side install with SQL2000 so we can upgrade our Software in the future. Our intent is to install SQL 2008 side by side with 2000 so it is sitting there until the Software Consultants can come in and upgrade our Application. What we need is the DTS Packages we are currently using will continue to operate flawlessly after the installation of SQL 2008.
If I install SQL 2008 as a New Installation and install it side by side with the SQL 2000, will everything operate normally until we start migrating things over?
So, I guess to make this where it's clear, we kind of just want SQL 2008 to just sit there and behave while we continue to do our daily operations working with SQL 2000 until it's time to migrate over.
Should I be scared to do this Install?