Solved

Migrating from SQL 2000 to SQL 2008

Posted on 2014-03-10
3
322 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-11
We are moving our Intranet database that is SQL 2000 and all the coding to a new server with SQL 2008 STD. Is it better to go to SQL 2008 or SQL 2008 R2?

Also any links or help in the best method to keep everything in compatibility/native would be ideal.  This is new for us so any assistance offered would be appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:regsamp
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
DcpKing earned 500 total points
ID: 39918577
My suggestions (having done just that ):

1. Go to 2008 R2 - the next leap will be easier!.
2. If you have a heap of DTS then migrate it - don't try to use it as-is. Pragmatic Works has a good tool for doing this.
3. If you have "order by" in a view it works in 2000 but not later: adapt by changing the select from "select " to "select 100% " and test!
4. Test your move first - so don't do an upgrade; rather install a new server and move your systems one-by-one/
5. Don't wait so long next time!

I'm sure that there are other gotchas, but none that I remember off-hand.
Keep asking questions!

Good luck

hth

Mike
0
 

Author Comment

by:regsamp
ID: 39918591
Do you think this method can work?

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5620269/migrate-from-sql-server-2000-to-2008-r2-how-to

Also do you have an article for the "If you have "order by" in a view it works in 2000 but not later: adapt by changing the select from "select " to "select 100% " and test!" We have to run this by the programmer.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:DcpKing
ID: 39919557
Yes, the physical migration by using backup and restore should work - try it and see!
If you're wondering about checking on whether something will work or not before committing to buying 2008 or 2008R2 (why not 2012 or 2014?) then you should be able to get Developer Editions  - they're normally $50 from Amazon - there or on eBay, and then you can try out how your move will work.

As for the select top 100%, please eexcuse me - I missed a word or two (my bad). What I meant to say was that an order by in a view used to seem to work when used with top 100%, but no longer (in fact, it was never part of the spec either way). What you need to do now to get an order by to work is to use "select top n field from table", where n is greater than the number of rows being returned. A little crazy, but really, order by isn't supported in this way in views - your programmer should really be using a stored procedure. Articles to support? not really - just something I found when migrating a 2000 db to 2005 and then 2008. The Access front end application suddenly didn't have nicely-ordered combo-boxes any more!

hth

Mike
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to reset the password of the sa account on a Microsoft SQL Server.  The steps in this article work in SQL 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
It was really hard time for me to get the understanding of Delegates in C#. I went through many websites and articles but I found them very clumsy. After going through those sites, I noted down the points in a easy way so here I am sharing that undeā€¦
Via a live example combined with referencing Books Online, show some of the information that can be extracted from the Catalog Views in SQL Server.
Via a live example, show how to extract insert data into a SQL Server database table using the Import/Export option and Bulk Insert.

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question