Solved

How to upgrade the version of a SQL Server 2008R2 instance?

Posted on 2016-10-17
1
79 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-17
Hi all,

I have a SQL server 2008R2 installation with 2 instances.

One of them is up to date but the other is not.

So, when i try to restore a *.BAK backup on a database, i obtain this message :

The database was backed up on a server running version 10.50.1600. That version is incompatible with this server, which is running version 10.00.5500

So, how can I do?
0
Comment
Question by:Admicom
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Nakul Vachhrajani earned 500 total points
ID: 41847222
One of your two instances (the one with version 10.00.5500) is NOT SQL Server 2008 R2.
The R2 release comes with a version # 10.50, whereas the 2008 came with a version # in the series of 10.00.

Sadly, they are two separate versions and there is no CU or SP that can upgrade you from one to another. You can perform an upgrade using the SQL Server installer, but if you are not familiar with in-place upgrades, my recommendation would be to not do so.

As a general rule, you can always restore backups taken on a lower version of SQL to a higher version, i.e. a backup of a database on SQL Server 2008 can always be restored on SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2 or higher. But the vice-versa is not true.

Keep your backups and restores in a single direction (from 2008 to 2008 R2) and you should be all set.
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Load balancing is the method of dividing the total amount of work performed by one computer between two or more computers. Its aim is to get more work done in the same amount of time, ensuring that all the users get served faster.
In the first part of this tutorial we will cover the prerequisites for installing SQL Server vNext on Linux.
This videos aims to give the viewer a basic demonstration of how a user can query current session information by using the SYS_CONTEXT function
Via a live example, show how to setup several different housekeeping processes for a SQL Server.

691 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question