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Starting Vcenter Server Service after migrating SQL DB to another machine.

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we had sql 2008 express on the physical vcenter server. the sql database maxed 10GB. we restored the backup of both databases to another machine in our environment hosting sql 2012- full version.

now I am getting in the event viewer an unknown error for the service basically saying it cant find configuration settings.

I changed the ODBC connection to point to correct server- this tested good. I also went into registry for VMware inc and changed the dbinstance to blank and the dbserver type to custom.

what do I need to do to get this working.
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What is the exact error from Vcenter Server Service? there should be a KB in vmware explaining how to deal with the SQL Server dependency.

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/searchEntry.do

"Cannot start the VirtualCenter Server service after migrating the vCenter Server database to a new server (1020836) "
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1020836&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=183102607&stateId=1 0 183112376
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Please, attach the vpxd.log and did you upgrade the DSN to use the latest SQL Native Client ? If not, take a look here: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1015804
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we were able to find out there were a billion event logs in the database which stemmed from incorrect credentials on vshield..from years and years. we cleaned these up and were able to clean the DB to a reasonable size. we are all good.
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investigation of the root cause- we were able to solve and not have to move database.
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