Upgrade refers to the replacement of a product with a newer version of the same product. - replace (a software program) with a more recently released, enhanced version. - replace (a hardware device) with one that provides better performance.

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Are SQL Server in-place upgrades as ill advised as they used to be?

I have been working with SQL server on and off since SQL Server 6.5, the old advice that still rings in my head was never to do an in-place upgrade. I'm currently upgrading my 2008 R2 DEV and TEST ...
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Read ancient Oracle database into current Oracle version

An old computer with Oracle 8i is dead. We have the daily backup of the database (C:\oradata). We are unable to install this old Oracle version anywhere because we don't have the install CDs for it. ...
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Meeting with DBAs regarding server upgrade project - Common concerns

I'm more of a network/windows admin and I've been tasked with overseeing a SQL server upgrade project. I need to meet with the DBAs and discuss their needs / wants regarding the upgrade. I don't want ...
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Error in partition switching in Sql Server 2014 when migrating a database from Sql Server 2005

I am migrating an old database from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2014. This database has a partitioned table; a scheduled job periodically moves old data from the "online" table to the the historical ...
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How Long Would Take to Upgrade an 1T Oracle DB from 10g to 11g?

How long would take to upgrade an Oracle DB which has 1T data from 10g to 11g usually/roughly? I need to estimate the down time for it since it is a prod db. Thanks much!
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Altering db schema in production environment

I have some questions on db schema changes in production environment without taking the database server and the webapp offline. Q1- I want to be able to make changes to database schema (adding, ...
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Which version of MySQL should I use?

For ages I have been using MySQL 5.1.37. Recently I noticed that this version is no longer supported in repository, so I need to upgrade mysql. I assume that changing the version should be ...
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What is an advantage or disadvantage for not upgreading database server?

I have a legacy database server. The person who wrote it is long gone. There is no documentation at all just some comments in the code. Luckily, it is not that complicate but if I want to fix it ...
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Upgrade postgres without messing with ports?

The standard procedure for upgrading Postgres appears to require that I temporarily run both the old and the new version. This means that I have to change the port of the old version. This seems ...
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Upgrade Postgres without doing a pg_dumpall

I'm upgrading from postgres 8.4 to 9.0 and looking at the manual it looks like this is my only choice: pg_dumpall -p 5432 | psql -d postgres -p 6543 Which means I'll need to stop any writes to the ...
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How to wait for PostgreSQL to be startable / restorable?

I'm testing a PostgreSQL 8.2.1 to 9.2 upgrade on a virtual machine running a custom Linux distro. The upgrade procedure is as follows: Start the pg service Vacuum all DBs (not sure if this is ...
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Is there a standard approach to rolling out database schema changes?

A developer said I should simply wrap all my database upgrade scripts in a transaction. If it fails, just roll back all changes. All my instincts tell me this is wrong, especially when it comes to ...
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Separation of Duties - Can a DBA patch or Upgrade a SQL Server 2008 R2 DB without TDE Encryption keys?

Are there any considerations I should have in mind when I patch or upgrade a TDE encrypted database? In the context of separation of duties, does the person executing the patch or upgrade process need ...
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SQL Server update and database transfer

In my test network there is a database created with SQL Server 2005. I have to update SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008. The data base should be used with SQL Server 2008. So it is to be moved. What ...
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How to apply a patch in PostgreSQL on Windows?

How to apply a patch in PostgreSQL? I found an advice, but it seems to be suited for *NIX only. My PostgreSQL (9.3.1 EDIT: 9.3.4 now) was installed from an exe installer on Windows XP (32 bit), so I ...
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Identify NON-ANSI joins in SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Database that's in 2000 (80) compatibility mode

We have a very old database running on SQL Server 2008 R2. The database is running in 2000 (80) compatibility mode and has oodles of NON-ANSI joins in stored procedures, views and functions. We need ...
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Should the host machine always be restarted after upgrading an SQL Server 2008 instance?

My organization recently upgraded all its production SQL Server 2008 instances to Service Pack 3, Cumulative Update 1. It's my responsibility to make sure that our development database environments ...
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Slower queries after upgrade from mysql-5.5 to mysql-5.6

There is lots written about how MySql 5.6 is faster than MySql 5.5 (e.g. http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/mysql-5.6.html) but we upgraded our Amazon RDS instance (using the new upgrade ...
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Why would a SQL Server 2008 R2 database disable a table index when upgraded to SQL Server 2012

I've restored a database backup in a new SQL Server 2012 server from a .bak made in SQL Server 2008 R2, and one of the tables has it's primary key index disabled. This doesn't happen when I restore to ...
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Upgrade SQL Server database Using Compatibility Level

I've made a backup of a SQL Server database running on SQL Server 2008. I've restored that backup into a SQL Server 2012 instance. I've set the compatibility level on the restored instance to SQL ...
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Reporting Service 2014 Service Pack 1 Failing to work with error - wrong database version

Tonight we upgraded our SQL Server 2012 (SP2+CU6) cluster with SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1. On that cluster nodes, we have Native mode Reporting Services scale-out configuration. After in-place ...
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Can SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition Trial be upgraded to a full Core license?

If I install a copy of SQL Server 2014 Standard Trial edition can that version be upgraded (in place without a full re-install) to the full version (core license) afterwards? I'd love to get this ...
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“No row was updated error” in SQL 2012 - worked fine in SQL 2005 and 2008 [on hold]

I have a database in SQL Server 2005. We are currently looking at upgrading to SQL Server 2012. I installed SQL Server 2012 in a test environment (Windows Server 2012 virtual machine). Backed up ...
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SQL Server 2008 SP1 to SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade

One of our project is planning to upgrade from SQL Server 2008 SP1 to SQL Server 2008 R2. I would like to know from this community the suggestions on: Is there any configuration or any change ...
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How do I copy databases from Postgres 8.4 to Postgres 9.1?

My trac server recently started having issues. It was running a very outdated version of Ubuntu, and I was unable to properly use apt-get to correct the issues I was having. So instead I backed up the ...
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Restoring and upgrading multiple databases

I have a SQL Server 2005 instance on my PROD server. I have been given a task to migrate databases from that instance to a different box (SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows 2008 R2). The current instance ...
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“Zero” downtime and minimal space requirements for upgrade to PostgreSQL 9.2

Need to migrate from PostgreSQL 8.3.x to 9.2 Constraint 1: 8.4 and above have made datetime format to be integer by default. Wasn't so in 8.3.x. As a result pg_upgrade can't be used. Unless server is ...
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Problems executing pg_ctl during pg_upgrade from 9.0 to 9.1 on Windows

I'm trying to upgrade my 9.0 PSQL to 9.1 on Windows Server 2003. I've installed 9.1, stopped both services, and generally followed all steps on this guide. When I actually run the command, however, I ...
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Can you upgrade a single SQL Server 2008 Failover Cluster Instance to SQL Server 2012?

Or do you have to upgrade every FCI on the Failover Cluster? The documentation doesn't seem to be clear. We have a 7 instances on a 3 node cluster. We want to upgrade only one of the instances from ...
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PostgreSQL memory spike upgrade from 8.2 to 9.1

We recently upgraded a few of our development computers from PostgreSQL 8.2 to 9.1, with plans on eventually upgrading our production servers. Everything seems well with the restore of the databases, ...
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Any Idea how to migrate from PostgresSQL 8.4 to PostgresSQL 9.1.1 in opensuse12.1

I had a crashed opensuse 11.3 that's why I installed opensuse 12.1.. after I installed (via yast) and edited /etc/passwd I do this: rcpostgresql start and this shows on the /var/log/messeges ~ ...
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My HD crashed and I can't start MySQL

I am on Windows 8, my SSD got corrupted and I installed Windows on a new drive. I had before MySQL 5.6.12, now I installed 5.6.17 and tried to move the entire data dir. The location of the MySQL ...
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How to avoid Forced reboots using unattended upgrades to SQL Server 2014

Upgrading seven instances from SQL Server 2008R2 to 2014 via the ADMINISTRATOR command line using a configuration file. The upgrade runs fine but when I move on to upgrading the next instance I get ...
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What are the most compelling reasons to upgrade from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012?

We currently have 2 SQL Server 2005 Enterprise machines in a mirrored environment running on Dell R815 servers. These machines consist of: Four AMD Opteron 6176 Processors (12 cores at 2.3Ghz), for ...
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“No database selected” or “Table 'DB.table' doesn't exist” failures in pt-upgrade run where queries from multiple DBs were collected with tcpdump

I collected queries on our Master using the following tcpdump command: tcpdump -i any -s 65535 -x -n -nn -q -tttt 'port 3306' > tcpdump.tcp The queries are executed amongst several databases. I ...
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Can a view affect ALTER TABLE commands?

I provide a database system to a number of customers. The database is installed locally on Oracle. We periodically upgrade the database structure (either adding new fields, renaming old fields, ...
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Changing the mysql.proc table directly after upgrade

Our host upgraded our mysql install without us knowing from roughly 5.1 to 5.5. This caused a problem because the table definition of mysql.proc is different as discussed here: ...
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Error during SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 upgrade: MODIFY FILE failed. File 'MSDBLog' does not exist

I have just installed SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 and after installing it and trying to start the SQL Server instance again, it won't come online. In the SQL Server error log I can see that the following ...
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pg_upgrade unrecognized configuration parameter “unix_socket_directory”

I'm trying to upgrade Postgresql from 9.2 to 9.3 in Fedora 18 using this command as the postgres user $ pg_upgrade -b /bin -B /usr/pgsql-9.3/bin -d /var/lib/pgsql/data -D /var/lib/pgsql/9.3/data/ -j ...
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Any known issues upgrading from MySQL 5.1.73 to 5.6.21?

I am planning my MySQL DB ver5.1.73 running on a CentOS 6.5 machine to MySQL 5.6.21. I understand the basic procedure for this based on what I have read on StackOverflow, but I was curious if anyone ...
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Issue while upgrading SQL Server 2012

When I tried to upgrade SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2012 everything went well except below issue How do I fix it? Do I need to uninstall SQL Server 2012 again? EDIT Feature: ...
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Upgrading MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 on Centos 6 without removing dependencies

I'm trying to upgrade MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 using yum/rpm combo (yum to remove MySQL 5.1 and rpm to install MySQL 5.5). Most instructions I've found suggest to do first: yum remove mysql mysql-server ...
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What are the hazards of upgrading a SQL Server service pack?

Are there any specific pitfalls/standard considerations when upgrading an instance of MS SQL Server to a higher service pack? Is there anything special that is generally done besides making sure there ...
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MySQL upgrade 5.0.88 to latest

Very interesting and informative blog.. I have a question - i have a requirement of upgrading from 5.0.88 to latest version.. Why should i upgrade? if so, which version should i consider? What ...
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Which first: upgrade mysql version or convert storage engine?

I inherited a production mysql server at 5.0. It uses MyISAM exclusively. It is not a high volume database but it does have some large datasets. I am planning on: upgrading to 5.5 converting ...
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Upgraded from SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to SQL Server 2014

I've upgraded my SQL Server from the 2008 R2 Express edition to a full standard version of SQL Server 2014. Now I'm running them both side by side. But my problem is how can I abandon the 2008 version ...
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how to upgrade and migrate postgres dbs to new server machine?

my production databases run on a centos 5.5 virtual machine. This server has 2 postgres 8.4 clusters installed on 2 different partitions; now my idea is to upgrade both db version and server os ...
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pg_dump/pg_restore: different PostgreSQL version, another database name, another tablespace

I am going to move a database from the old server to a new one. the old one runs PostgreSQL 9.1, the new one has 9.3. I want to change the database name. I want the new database to be in a dedicated ...
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SQL Server 2008 upgrade to SQL Server 2012 on a cluster

I have a Windows 2008R2 2 node cluster with SQL Server 2008 clustered. How do I prevent the cluster from failing over while I am applying the SQL Server 2012 to the alternate node first? Any pointers ...
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pg_upgrade and tablespaces (postgres 9.2 to 9.3)

I have a 9.2 installed with tablespaces sitting at: /var/lib/postgresql/9.2/main and /opt/postgres/9.2/second And unfortunately they are on different filesystems. This is a Debian package ...