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How do you upgrade SQL 2005 Express to SQL 2012 Express

Created: 26 Aug 2014 • Updated: 26 Aug 2014 | 3 comments
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We are currently running Backup Exec 2012 SP4 on a Windows 2008 R2 server.  For security reasons we need to upgrade the SQL 2005 Express to SQL 2012 Express.  I am looking for some instructions on how to do this with the least amount of headaches.  I appreciate any help you can give me.

Maurice

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

SQL Express 2012 is not supported with BE 2012. You need to upgrade to BE 2014 to get support.

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Maurice64's picture

Thanks for the quick response!  I do not have approval, at this time, to upgrade Backup Exec 2012 to 2014.  Could I upgrade from SQL 2005 Express to SQL 2008 Express?

CraigV's picture

Yes this is supported. Before doing ANY upgrade, just grab copies of the Data/Catalogs folders after stopping the BE services as this will provide you with a manual rollback if required.

Thanks!

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