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I have an ERP solution that has a series of customized SSRS reports that were written by a third party. That third party is no longer available and I only have a handful of rdl files and none of the original projects. The original reports were deployed to a SQL 2008 R2 instance which has been moved to a SQL 2012 instance. Would it be possible to detach the original reports and temp reports databases and move them to the new server and attach them and expect the reports to work?
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1. 2008R2 rdl reports should work just fine in 2012.

2. You say you have a handful of rdls? you should be able to download ALL rds of the deployed/published reports in production from Report Manager and backup them up.

3. I never did a report server DBs move as you suggest, you can try restoring a backup instead of a detach/move first to test if it works.

4. Not all SSRS info is contained in the Report server dbs, there are some config files in the system folders that you should be aware of.
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How do you go into Report Manager and export the rdl's? I see where you can import them.
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Hover over a report and click on the dropdown menu that appears and choose download.
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Wow, never noticed that option. If a report contains a subreport, will it download the subreport as well?
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Do you have one with a sub report? Try it and see what happens.  I think it would depend on if the subreport(s) were reference from the VS project or to a published report on the server.
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These reports are for utility bills. I see on one of the reports in addition to the actual amount of the bill there is a subreport that lists monthly consumption for the prior 12 months.
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ok and? did you try recovering a copy of the reportserver dbs over to your 2012 instance?
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That is what I am in the process of doing right now.
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ok let me know how it goes and if you encounter any issues
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After bringing over the encryption keys all the reports fired right up.
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Thanks for your help!
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Glad to here
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