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Today we are using an external MSSQL database for our regular vCenter server. vCSA has an internal database of different type. If I decided to upgrade vCenter and in the process change to vCSA from a regular vCenter server, would I need to migrate the data from the MSSQL server or should I go for a clean install?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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You would need to perform a clean install, as vCSA uses an Embedded vPostgres DB.

There are discussions, about supported SQL externally for vCSA see here:-

http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2013/10/would-you-like-mssql-microsoft-sql.html

If this was developed, you could leave your SQL DB in place.
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