1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 19, 2016 2:41 PM by taziegma

    Upgrading ePO DB 2k8 Express to 2k12 Express




      We have ePO 5.1.0 and DB Windows Server SQL 2k8 R2 SP1 express edition.

      We are planning to Upgrading ePO DB 2k8 Express to 2k12 Express..

      We don't have idea for this process.

      So kindly suggest some Standard Steps we need to follow. and also what things to be take care while up-gradation process.

      Can we have to uninstall previous DB ,or Shall we go for directly installing 2k12 Express edition.






        • 1. Re: Upgrading ePO DB 2k8 Express to 2k12 Express



          Upgrading SQL is a bit outside the scope of this forum. You can do an in-place upgrade between the Express versions, but, you need to make sure that you have taken appropriate database backups in the event that the upgrade were to fail.


          What is your need to upgrade? How many clients are you managing, and what products are you using? You're also on ePO 5.1.0. There have been many maintenance releases and hotfixes since 5.1.0. Depending on how many clients you are managing and what products you have, you may be better off with some longer term planning to migrate off of SQL express entirely and on to a SQL server with SQL Standard or Enterprise as SQL Express has some severe locks and limits on how big the database can be, etc.