Running SQL Express 2012 & 2008 side by side OR Downgrading SQL Express 2012 to 2008
Posted on 2013-01-14
We have our database running in SQL Express 2012, on a Windows Server 2008 quad core machine.
We require SQL Express 2008 to be running as well as 2012 for some new databases that are not currently compatible with 2012. OR we need to run 2008 instead of 2012, and for the current database to be downgraded.
I don't know if both versions of SQL can run side by side?
I know it's easy to take and place a database into a newer version but not sure if it's possible to downgrade?
I also don't know how long any of this would take and if it would cause any downtime to the current database.
I'm not very knowledgeable with any of this, so any help or suggestions would be greatly apreciated!