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vCenter 5.5 SQL 2008 Express in-place Upgrade to 2008 Standard

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Hi, I have been scouring the web for an inplace upgrade of SQL 2008 express to standard, the instance holds the vcenter database and update manager database. Is it simple to follow this link for the edition to be upgraded from Express to Standard ?

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/petersad/2011/01/24/how-to-perform-an-sql-server-edition-upgrade/
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Yes, just make sure you take a good valid FULL Backup (not a snapshot) before you start, so you can rollback if it all goes wrong.
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Thanks Andrew, the server is a physical server 2008 r2 server which till date hasn't been backed up at all. Should the vmware services be stopped when running the upgrade, I was seeing the vmware kb https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1028601

Should any of the steps listed in the kb be followed pre or post upgrade ?
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I would stop vCenter Server and related services, whilst you upgrade.
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Thanks, will be running this soon, fingers crossed. Wonder why vmware kb involves complex steps of backing up and restore db even for in place upgrades like express to standard.
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Just want to check if this is the same if upgrading from SQL 2008 Express to SQL 2012 Standard ?
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thanks Andrew, the in place upgrade worked a treat.
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