Upgrade refers to the replacement of a product with a newer version of the same product.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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Migrating MySQL 5.0 to 5.5 - simple databases

I have a LAMP server on my LAN running a very old version of RedHat with MySQL 5.0, and I'm trying to migrate it to Ubuntu 12.04 to update it. I know the advice is to migrate MySQL 5.0 to 5.1 then ...
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Cassandra upgrade/repair issues in migration

I wanted to migrate part of the column families in a cluster to a new cluster. I made a snapshot of the source cluster and copied the data, made a new cluster with the same name, same number of nodes ...
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Oracle DB hanging after upgrade to 11.2.0.3

The database is hanging randomly (with some leniency I would say almost each hour). Top session is: select privilege# from sysauth$ where (grantee#=:1 or grantee#=1) and privilege#>0 or select ...
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How Can I Convert SQL Server 2012 Version 11.0.3000.0 to SQL Server 2012 Version 11.1.3000.0?

I have SQL Server 2012 with version 11.0.3000.0 . I need upgrade my version to SQL Server 2012 SP1 because I need install Cumulation 4 in Sql Server 2012 Cumulative Update 4 for use PowerPivot in ...
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Upgrade production database during software development lifecycle

Background Using Oracle, there are a number of tools that help with migrating and applying development changes into the production environment (such as Embarcadero Change Manager). These tools can be ...
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Is it possible to do an in-place upgrade of SQL Server 2005 Standard to SQL 2012 Enterprise?

At the moment, I have a SQL 2005 Standard box. I'd like to upgrade it to SQL 2012 Enterprise in-place. When I say in place, I mean an install similar to Office 2010, e.g. it removes the older (Office ...
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Install SP 3 on SQL Server 2008, where merge replication is running

I have a SQL Server 2008 and I should install Service Pack 3 for it. On my server there are several databases replicated, and mobile devices sync data via merge replication. Can problems occur, if I ...
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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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PostgreSQL: 8.3/8.4 interface chages?

I would like to upgrade a PostgreSQL 8.3 server to PostrgreSQL 8.4. There are many software components that interact with the server over the network, and I am concerned with compatibility issues. Is ...
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oracle database upgrade issue

Currently i'm using Oracle 10g XE database and want to upgrade to Oracle 11g XE. When i try to run the installer, it fails because of running instance. I searched the internet and got to know i have ...
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10g to 11gr2 upgrade causes SYS.UTL_HTTP malfunction

After a 10g to 11gr2 upgrade, we are getting ORA-29273 errors when we try to use the SYS.UTL_HTTP package. Our upgrade list requires ACL to be disabled. How can we resolve this problem without ...
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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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Upgrade SQL Server 2012 Express to Evaluation Edition

Is there a way to upgrade an instance of SQL Server 2012 Express to SQL Server Evaluation Enterprise? I tried using the SQL Server Installation Center and clicking Maintenance, and then Edition ...