I recently shut down my server due to a pending Snow Blizzard. I turned the server back on to discover the SQL server is unable to start.
Event Viewer Log:
Event ID: 17051
SQL SErver Evaluation period expired
Event ID: 1058
Installation of the proof of purchase from the ACPI table failed. Error Code: 0xC004F057
I researched the web. It appears that all I have to do is reinsert the 2012 SQL DVD and opt for Maintenance - Edition Upgrade to enter the license code.
I am concerned of my 2 business databases. I don't won't to cause corruption or loss of data.
Is that it? Just attempt an upgrade?
Do I need to know any safety tips prior to proceeding?