I have a SQL Server 2008 instance (
TST01) that has some databases on it that are being migrated, still a few weeks of work to finish up, before the server is retired, this is a Virtual Server. There is also a separate instance on the server (TST01/ATST01) which is no longer required.
In theory I can run an uninstall and only uninstall the instance (TST01/ATST01). But I believe this will require a restart. As with any uninstall or update there is also some risk, and this is not worth any significant risk to the primary server.
I have off lined the user databases, disabled jobs, and maintenance plans.
This particular instance also has SSRS (built but never used) on it.
Is there anything else I can or should do?
The goal is to release as many resource to the VM pool, as practical, pending the full server retirement.