SQL Test server

Hi Experts,

I have an older SQL test server with SQL2008 Standard version.
This was bought in the past.

My SQL production server is SQL2014.
I need some test DB´s on the test server but now it´s not possible because of the SQL differences 2014 and 2008, right ?

Is it possible to upgrade my SQL 2008 Standard version to a SQL2014 Developer version ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
According to the microsoft Standard to Developer is not possible. Here is the list of supported versions and edition.


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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
If the size of your databases is less than 10Gb then you can also use SQL 2014 Express...given the fact is for development you can easily get rid of old "historic" data...to match the allowed size
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
no my DB´s are bigger than 10GB
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
thats why i said about trimming old data.....remember that SQL express is free with no licensing limitations
Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
You can't do an in-place upgrade.  But you could backup the 2008 dbs, detach them, and uninstall 2008.  Then install 2014 and restore / attach the 2008 dbs to 2014.
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