Upgrade from SQL 2000 SP4 to SQL 2008 R2
Posted on 2011-09-13
I currently have a machine running SQL 2000 SP4 on Windows 2003 SP2 (32-bit). I want to upgrade an end up running SQL 2008 R2 on Windows 2008 R2.
Looking at the documentation as to what is supported, it seems like the upgrade path would be as follows:
1. Upgrade SQL to 2008 R2 in-place. I believe I would need to do this first since SQL 2000 SP4 is not supported on Windows 2003 so I cannot upgrade the operating system first.
2. Upgrade Windows to 2008 R2 in-place.
Has anyone done this? If so, what are the gotchas I should know about?