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mssql 2005 migrate to mmssql 2008r2

This is my first post here so bare with me.

I have a sandbox system abab/java running on win server 2008 r2.

This is a Distributed system dabase running on another host with sql 2005.

I would like to migrade the database to a new host sql 2008 r2 with backup/restore.

I´m looking for a guide for this, i know i need to use SWPM but i´m not sure where to find the option for restore/attach database.


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You're right Vidar.  It's not very clear at all.

Here's how I did it (although I used backup/restore to minimise downtime):

- Shutdown source SAP system.

- Create the DB directory locations on the target server.

- Ensure that you can logon with the <sid>adm user to the target server.

- Shutdown source DB.

- Detach source DB.

- Copy source DB files to target server.

- Attach source DB to target SQL Server instance (usual method).

- Launch SWPM (you will only need the 7.20 UC and NUC kernel parts, you do not need the SL controllers for this work).

- Go into the SWPM, MS SQL specific section, target DB and select post-system copy.

- The SWPM will run some checks, re-name the schema if it needs to (you don't need it), run some ABAP reports.

- At the end of the SWPM process, you continue with the post-system copy steps from the standard SAP document.


Message was edited by: Darryl Griffiths, more specific text.

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