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Database Server Upgrades – The Plan, The Template, and The Task List


Database Server Upgrades – The Plan, The Template, and The Task List

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Atif-ullah Sheikh
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Very useful information.
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I am not sure if I can use the same plan. But, I am looking for upgrade plan that occured twice a year. Once in April and the other in October. I am looking for a template to have high level milestones and the same template will be used for future upgrade.... Please HELP
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DTS Packages
Identify all packages to migrate
Manually "Save As" packages to NEW server
Update any affected pointers

Scheduled Jobs
Identify all Jobs to be migrated
Copy jobs to New Server
DO NOT COPY JOBS THAT RUN DTS PACKAGES. Reshedule packages instead
Update any affected pointers



Sorry for digging up an old thread but can I ask why it is necessary to reschedule DTS package jobs rather than run the scripted job on new migration instance?

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when you upload a DTS package, it gets given a GUID. The jobs refer to this GUID, which will be different on the new server, as it is a 'new' package. one workaround is to edit the job to refer to the dts name instead of Id, but I think it is easier to re-schedule

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Cheers David!

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Hi,

How long does it usually take for an upgrade to be completed? Thanks!
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