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SQL2005 to SQL2008R2 side by side migration

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ServerA (source server) is running Windows server 2008 with SQL server 2005 SP4 which is hosting a 90GB database.  ServerB (destination server) is fresh, scratch built VM running Windows server 2012 R2 with SQL server 2008 R2.  I've researched various ways to migrate the database (backup/restore, log shipping, etc).  Which is the easiest method to migrate this 90GB database?   I have a 2 hour maintenance window to get this done.  This is my first time being tasked with migrating a SQL database, so I do not know what to expect nor do I know of any gotchas that may occur during the process.Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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