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Update the SQL patch


Update the SQL patch

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Hi,

IS there any process of applying SQL patch in SQL Production Server. For a instance , 3 years old production database I need to update the new patch. Can you explain ?
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How can you have a SQL 2008 database that is 3 years old? Uhmmmmm, SQL 2008 came out in...well, 2008 and it is only 2010, that is only 2 years.

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- Read the according KB ref for the hotfix !!

- Test it on a DBA test server to prepare yourself for the production rollout (timing, expected problems,..)

- Is this a service pack or are you actually talking of a single hotfix ?
(If you have the option, go for the service pack, because we expect that to be better tested)

- As always, play it safe and start with a Full database backup of all databases of your instance ! (including the resource database (sql2005/2008))

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thanks for the reply.

can you tell about single hotfix and service pack ?
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And there are off course "cumulative hotfixes" = a set of hotfixes, but not as tested a you would expect for a service pack

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Same rules apply to service packs. Service packs will list the hotfixes involved in the SP. Read the kb's - test in dev and then promote through your environments if testing is satisfactory.



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I thing Service Pack = Many Hotfixes. Is there any good article that describes as how to apply the service pack or hotfixes?
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