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Renaming a Named Instance


Renaming a Named Instance

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Siva Ramasamy
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Is it possible to rename a named instance..?

If yes, are there any issues..?
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No, you can't rename the named instance.

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They can be used only to rename the part of the instance name that corresponds to the computer name. For example, you can change a computer named MB1 that hosts an instance of SQL Server named Instance1 to another name, such as MB2. However, the instance part of the name, Instance1, will remain unchanged. In this example, the \\ComputerName\InstanceName would be changed from \\MB1\Instance1 to \\MB2\Instance1
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Thanks Padhis..!

I am not able to find an installer file for the below mentioned version.. (In order to create a named instance..I need the install files right..?).

Can you help me..?

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 9.00.5000.00 (Intel X86) Dec 10 2010 10:56:29 Copyright (c) 1988-2005 Microsoft Corporation Standard Edition on Windows NT 5.2 (Build 3790: Service Pack 2)
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Yes you need a installer (setup) file .
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Ok, I have the setup/install files. What now? Where do I go in the installation options to rename the instance, not the computer?

Thanks for any input.
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donluz (6/27/2013)
Ok, I have the setup/install files. What now? Where do I go in the installation options to rename the instance, not the computer?

Thanks for any input.


you cannot rename an instance.
you can create a new instance with the desired name, migrate settings manually via scripts, bakcup and restore user databases, and finally uninstall the old one.

Lowell

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This would break any code that references the instance name, any linked servers, ODBC connections or connection strings in connecting applications out there. There a lots of gotchas so I would avoid this if possible.
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Geez, I was hoping instance could be renamed . Just to confirm Gurus ,you can't do the following even in 2012

sp_dropserver 'Server Name\old_instance_name'
go
sp_adderver 'Server Name\New_instance_name'
go
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Yes, we can rename the instance by using the below commands. I have also involved once in this activity.
sp_dropserver 'old servername'
go
sp_addserver 'new servername'
go

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Again, you cannot rename an instance.

The sp_dropserver/sp_addserver applies whem you have changed the machine name in Windows. In this case you need to do "sp_dropserver oldname" followed by

sp_addserver "newname", local

to have @@servername to show the correct server name.

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