How do i upgrade sql 2008 r2 exterprise 10.52.4000 to 2014 enterprise or 2016

Hi Experts,

I am having problems upgrading sql 2008 r2 enterprise SP3 10.53.6000.34 to any later version of SQL server. I would like to upgrade to Sql 2014 enterprise but I can't get the 2014 full version evaluation edition to work.  The error is FAILURE: "SQL 2014 Feature Upgrade"
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Error in log
<RunRuleResult ruleName="FeatureUpgradeMatrixCheck" machineName="TEST" description="Checks whether the specified feature meets SQL Server 2014 upgrade requirements." result="Failed" message="The specified edition upgrade is not supported. For information about supported upgrade paths, see the SQL Server 2014 version and edition upgrade in Books Online." imagePath="resources\ProgressError.ico" />
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the error says it all, the version does not match the matrix, your ent version is a volume license, OEM versus the version you want installed?

Upgrade is filled with risks. Setup as a separate instance, if you still want to use the default instance, add another IP to the system and bind the new install version to the additional IP.

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Agree with Arnold. I would also just install a new instance in this case. Or find the upgrade media for your specific volume license.
chrislindsayAuthor Commented:
Hi Arnold,

Thanks for the response.
I have hundreds of SSRS reports so I thought upgrade would be the best option.  If I install as a new version, how do I migrate all the reports just deploy them all again?  I have tried restoring a reportserver.bak file but it says its the wrong backup version when trying to restore a 2008 r2 to a new sql 2014 instance.  It all seems a bit of a nightmare....
See if the discussion on disaster recovery addresses your issue.

upgrade has one good outcome where everything goes through with out an issue, there are many more possibilities that something could go wrong at which you are stuck.

Is there a requirement that you transition to the new version of SQL because of the application vendor, or it is because of a ......
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