17 August 2010

How do I – Move my SharePoint databases from a 32 bit Windows Server 2003 x86 with SQL Server 2005 x86 to a new SQL instance on a 64 bit Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 with SQL Server 2008 R2 x64

As part the migration plan for a major customer of mine, we had a phase scheduled to move the back end databases from 32 bit Windows Server 2003/SQL Server 2005 to 64 bit Windows Server 2008 R2/SQL Server 2008 R2. This brought back to light the question of how to move your content to a new SQL Server. There are many good articles out there, but this worked well for us.



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